Uniting two colonies

We left the super on top because we didn't want to upset them even more

We left the super on top because we didn’t want to upset them even more

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…