Hi everyone! Sorry if this has been asked already, I did some reading on the forum but still wasn’t quite sure what to do so I thought I’d ask.
I have one hive that was installed from package this year and something go wrong with the queen. Whether defective or virgin or what else but two weeks after she was out of the queen cage I checked on the hive and found random capped drone brood, emergency queen cells and no queen.
I have another hive installed from a Nuc this year that is doing very well. Young, but growing strong.
Question, do I let hive 1 go through its own requeening process which is already under way? Or merge the hives?
If I merge hives do I get rid of queen cells or the bees will do that on their own once they’ve been merged successfully?
So many things…