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I'm thinking i may need a queen. Opinions?

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In early May i hived a #3 package. By the numbers in the hive currently, i am getting the feeling that this hive will not be near strong enough to make it through winter. The brood nest never did get past 1 medium box, and shows no sign of getting better (stronger). The queen was a mated Italian and at first, seemd to do great, however watching this hive lately, even with feed on, the numbers just arent climbing.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking new queen.......... different breed perhaps?
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While slowing down during a darth of nectar is normal, don't ya kinda want the queen to pick it up a bit/ lot with fall flow--new bees for overwintering.
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