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  1. #1
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    Default Stopping a swarm form leaving

    I just picked up another swarm tonight, I put the branch and all in a deep. Is there sure way to stop them from leaving my box? and what are the odds of them making it this winter. The swarm is the size of a basketball and they will have there work cut out for them. all I have is new frames and foundations.

  2. #2
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    Put a queen excluder between bottom board and your box. Leave it for 1 week before removing. Feed-feed-feed.
    Bee all you can Bee!
    http://www.hamiltonapiary.net

  3. #3
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    Is there anyway to make one? I Dont have one.

  4. #4
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    Steal a frame of brood from another hive and put it in with the swarm.
    Bee all you can Bee!
    http://www.hamiltonapiary.net

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