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    Default the right thing

    this spring has been crazy, warm then cold then warm. I have a hive that was looking to swarm, probably 6 swarm cells in all,I located the queen and removed her and 3 frames of brood and one of honey. replacing them with drawn comb, will this trick the hive into thinking they have swarmed or is that just wishful thinking on my part.

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    Default Re: the right thing

    It may or may not work. It is worth a shot and I would reduce the herd of swarm cells down to two so you have a replacement queen and a spare. The others may lead afterswarms. http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/man.html Go here and look up Taranov swarm board or ramp. It is worth a shot too. I am building a Marburg swarm box from same site to help me find queens faster if for nothing else.

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    Default Re: the right thing

    thanks that looks interesting !

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