Thursday, September 28, 2017

Assistant: weak colonies

Explore important insights from your apiary: number of weak bee colonies.

Weak colonies:
- build up slowly;
- do not develop into strong colonies if they are left alone;
- have a smaller number of foraging bees;
- produce little honey even if a good nectar flow exists;
- are vulnerable to robbing by robber bees from stronger colonies.

In order to boost the weak colony you can do the following:
- transfer frames of sealed brood from a strong colony,
- requeen or
- unite with other colony.

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