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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
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    North East, OH
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    Default combining a swarm

    I captured a swarm two weeks ago - they are doing fine. I want to combine this swarm with one of my weaker hives that is having queen troubles.

    going to do the newspaper trick. How long do I need to wait before I do this? - or you guys think it is okay to combine them now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Edmonton AB Canada
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    Default Re: combining a swarm

    Squish the queen frist but don't take her out, after a day or two you should be fine.

    Konrad

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chittenango,Ny (upstate)
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    309

    Default Re: combining a swarm

    You can do it any time. If you can find her, take the failing queen from you hive and make the combine. Remember swarm queens are usually superceded rather quickly and don't be suprised if you see queen cells.

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