At this time of year would you focus more on combining a swarm/small hive capture with an existing hive? Would you wait and see how they do in the next month before deciding on combining? For TBH users, how many bars do you like to see in a hive going into winter? What is your rule of thumb for honey stores?
Looking forward to hearing your responses. Thanks in advance.
Here are some photos from the open air hive we removed and placed in a top bar yesterday: