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Post-Swarm Update

posted Jul 20, 2017, 7:08 AM by Hillary Jeffrey   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:16 AM ]
I've learned a lot about managing the hive over this, its first year. I'm planning on having two hives starting next spring - either from two packages or adding one to my current hive. I'm not sure yet whether this hive will survive or not. After a swarm, the population declined enough that there was too much comb space for them to patrol and they experienced a severe wax moth infestation, right as the new queen came of age.