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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004
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    Stronghurst,Illinois
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    I just brought back a new bunch of bees from a fallen tree limb . It is a big colony , filled most of 2 brood bodys .

    I was hesitant to take them directly to my other bees . They seemed healthy and never saw any sign of mites . Popped open a few drone brood cells in process of extraction .

    Drifter

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    I have three spots I take my swarms I catch till I know they are clean. It is a good idea.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    brown county,indiana,usa
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    my home apiary has only hives that have overwintered or i feel are clean and above average.my new hives have to "graduate" to make it there.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I do now, but I didn't used to. I have two Apiaries and I keep them separate from spring, when I get inspected until fall, when I won't be shipping bees. But if I wasn't shipping bees I probably wouldn't because it's a lot of work. But then it also depends on how close your other yard is. Mine is an hour's drive.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2003
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    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    What exactly are you quarantining them for? Mites or other deseases? And could you tell me what would a swarm be transmitting to the other hives? Equipment and used hives I could see, but a recently caught swarm?

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