So I officially moved Easter Hiveland to the bee area last night. I also moved them from their double deep 8-frame (total of 10 inhabited frames) in to a single deep 10-frame. This should allow them to better control pests and heat. My only task now is making sure they don’t swarm out before winter hits. They still are only about 6 frames worth of bees, but this colony has shown their potential for growth quite effectively over the past months.
I set an old nuc in the old location to hopefully capture any foragers that return to the old location. That way I can dump them back in the primary colony and have an empty trap set in the old location for when spring hits. ^^