it was my strongest and most productive hive for splits. This was the hive I wanted suggestions on and got no replys to speak of. Should have moved it into a nuc.
Paul, this is a good example of how we MUST get the answer that we seek when we ask for help from our forum friends, so important. Sometimes there are such mountains of posts, that if a post does not get responded to, it gets lost in this mountain of posts.
It is so important, that if we don't get an answer to a question, that we ask that question again and again if necessary, until we get the help and response that we need so desperately. Maybe if this original question had been answered, Paul, you might have still had this colony. I am sorry for your losses. Try again next year, as hard as you have this year, things will get better.
Remember everyone, ask your question until you can get the answer to your question that makes you feel good about understanding. Understanding is powerful. Have a wonderful year this coming year for us all, great day, health. Cindi