Since my blog was lost since March of 2017, here’s an update.
So over the winter of 2017/18, every hive died. I had one in Bellevue, Clermont County, Loveland and OTR. All gone.
I bought a nuc and put it in Clermont County but it promptly died or took off. It just ‘seemed’ sick from the get go.
But joy, wild bees found my hive in Bellevue. It seems strong. It settled in early. Let’s hope it survives the neighborhood.