Weak hive struggling queen
I’m planning to combine these guys with another hive, but wanted to vent. I purchased a queen in July for this hive, and she never really took off. They superseded her pretty quick, and I found her replacement on the bottom board dragging her feet today. No brood, little stores, and has been propped up by a neighboring hive. It’s been a bit frustrating. What is the etiquette on talking to the queen breeder about if this is common? Guy was super nice and knowledgeable and I don’t want to accidentally be a dick about it.