Uniting two colonies
In the dusk yesterday we put the two brood boxes on top of each other: the queen+ at the bottom, the queenless one on top. Two sheets of newspaper on top of the queen excluder between the two boxes (the queen+ colony had already chewed through the first sheet when we were joining them).
Fortunately Peter noticed that we’d left the mesh floor underneath the queenless brood box – they wouldn’t have been able to get down into the other box nor getting out!
In two days we might check on them how they are doing…