Hi - this is my first post - looks like I will begin with a question...
I have a one year old hive in south carolina. package Italians.
the colony stopped producing drawn comb late last summer. Current status is bottom box full of drawn comb, brood, honey...one medium super with 9 frames with 4, 5, 6 drawn but 123 and 789 still with the foundation only.
I have fed them regularly. They had a bout with varoa, hive beetles and tracheal mites, each of which was quickly caught, treated and defeated.
Now it is march 31, and i want to solve this riddle and help the hive become as productive as the others...any ideas? thanks in advance, and thanks for this wonderful source of information you guys provide!