Did a quick hive check, the Italians seem to have lost their Queen. I only see lots of capped drone cells and a few larvae, no large quantities of larva.
So looks like they are queen-less. I'm considering ordering one of these queens:
Or I'll do this using a Carnoilan frame:
The Carniolans are doing well. Quite well. Might have even killed off the Italian queen.....
We'll put on a super this week.
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