In a succesful adventure yesterday I hived my 1st swarm in 55 years. I was going to requeen it and have a new hive when it hit me that I could combine it with one of the splits I made this year and put all those foragers to work on honey. (Maybe make a split after the honey flow is over (and feed).
How soon can I combine (after killing the queen).
Use the newspaper trick?
I didn't move the swarm to a new yard. It is 10' from the hive it issued from. How do those foragers switch gears to the new location?
Any other factors here?