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    Re: So, I caught a swarm... Now what?

    :D
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    Re: So, I caught a swarm... Now what?

    Thank you, Mr Beeman. I gave that to my neighbor so they understood what was going on. Since I am my local beekeeper, I decided to network through some friends in the greater Detroit area and found...
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    So, I caught a swarm... Now what?

    I'll preface this by saying that this spring, I split my hive to prevent a swarm, as my hive has been flourishing. Recently I discovered either a second or new queen in my hive and have been watching...
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    Re: Mixed up hive and possible double queen

    I haven't confirmed that my original queen is in there, but that's not a bad thought. I don't want to make my existing hive TOO tall because I'm working alone in a limited space but I MIGHT have...
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    Re: Mixed up hive and possible double queen

    I don't have the finances or space to expand my hive at present. :( and I'm not sure how she did it, but she was definitely mated, was going about her business laying eggs when I found her.
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    Mixed up hive and possible double queen

    Hi everyone!

    I am in my 2nd year of beekeeping in the Detroit, MI area and my bees are thriving. They did well through the winter and I'm always happy when I open the hive up to take a peek.

    I...
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