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    What causes a hive to Swarm 3 times?

    I assume the roller coaster weather and the strength of the hive in early March has sent this hive into a run of afterswarms. Has anyone had this problem?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3-8-2014 Richlands NC 60's nice swarm
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    Re: American Foulbrood (Any answers)

    Did you feed them corn syrup?
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    Re: American Foulbrood (Any answers)

    Call your local NC bee inspector. I had a similar thought with some of my hives, but it was just varroa the destructor. They will be able to help you out. This will give you a good piece of mind...
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    Re: Multile Swarms from one hive

    I am no expert at this, but I had multiple hives swarm multiple times. I also witnessed a swarm hive already swarm this Sunday. They were honey bound and the guy I gave them too only had 2 supers...
  6. Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Yeah. I sort of figured that. I just got carried away with my last swarm I found.
  7. Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    I think catching swarms may be the best part of beekeeping too me. Its such a thrill... I am at 10 this year all ready. The last one was Saturday and I was driving down the road about 6pm about...
  8. Thread: Swarming

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    Re: Swarming

    I created a mess with pollen patties and feeding them. They were booming and have swarmed a few smaller ones instead of larger swarms. Yesterday one of my normal hives swarmed a monster swarm. I...
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    Re: Swarming

    Deep broad - Emrie sp? Shim - Medium Broad - Shallow honey supper all drawn out. I recently put 4 shallow supers on them weeks ago. It is all 10 frame and they are staying within the first 3...
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    Swarming

    I am unsure of what is going on, but I have the feeling I have had a hive swarm 3 times already. It was loaded with bees the last time I looked, but they were not moving up into the boxes I put on....
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