Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is David and I am fixing to start my second year of beekeeping in Middleburg, Fl. I have had my ups and down. I started last April with 3 hives, did splits that brought me to 6, then had 2 go queenless and they wouldn't accept a new queen, so I merged them back. Was placing some pollen patties and syrup on them this past Sat and noticed that the one hive that I have at another location was nearly empty and had wax moth larvae crawling around the upper deep. Those boxes are in the freezer right now and I hope be able to intrdouce the frames back into splits I am planning on doing with the spring buildup. Have ordered three more hives and 2 nucs so hopefully I will have ~12 hives by July.