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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    taney, MO usa
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    25

    Default swarm 1/2 of a capture

    i could only get 1/2 of the bees from the swarm. i tried to recombine using the news paper between the bodies method. if i didn't get the queen will they leave again once they escape from the news paper?

    worse yet will they take all the bees from the new hive with them?

    i did put a frame of brood in their box though.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Limestone, Alabama
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    Most often they will combine and become one big happy family. If you have a swarm and know which hive it came from, you can just dump them in front of the entrance and let them walk back inside. This usually rids them of the swarming notion for the current season. I've done this numerous times and usually get a nice crop of comb honey from such a colony.

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