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  1. #1
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    Jun 2002
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    Hello people !
    Well here is my story.
    I'm far away from home at the moment (at sea)
    and the day after I left home one of my 2 hives swarmed and settled close to the hive. My wife (never been into a hive before !), after taking some advice from a local beekeeper coped very well and caught the bulk of the swarm (a big one). As I dont have the space or the equipment to make up a third hive for the swarm she then went through the origanal swarmed hive and cut out all the queen cells (there were a lot apperantly -maybe 20 !) and then shook the swarm into the brood box. A small cluster where the swarm had sttled still sits there though.
    the question is - will they swarm again ? I will be home in 2 weeks and can try to sort this out. At the moment I'm thinking of reqeening as the queen was only a year old and was on brood and a half - I feel the strain is prone to swarming as its a regular occurence each year more or less.
    I have 3 years experience in beekeeping.
    Any advice, hints, tips greatly appreciated
    Thankyou

  2. #2
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    ... and sorry about all the really bad spelling mishtakes !

  3. #3
    BILLY BOB Guest

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    Hi,

    Do you know why they swarmed? Yes. I think they will swarm again if you don't change what made them swarm to start with.

    Just a thought, when people say "did the bees run out of room". Would be better said did the queen run out of room.

    Billy Bob

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