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  1. #1
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    Dec 2010
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    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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    Default Newbee's nuc swarmed on the first day in the first hour

    Hi Newbee from Wisconsin here. I bought a nuc and hived them in late afternoon they swarmed about an hour later.
    They were in low branches of a tree about 10 ft from the hive. I wasn't prepared for a swarm I took out one frame from a 9 frame + feeder 9 inch deep then cut the smallest branch and put it in the hive and shook the bees off. Then I cut the larger branch and did the same thing. There were still a fist full of bees in the tree so I shook them into a small plastic bag then dumped them into the hive. It was getting cooler out and all the ladies were agitated but I think they're ok . It has been 6 days now and all seems ok except where I took out the frame. I couldn't get it back in that night but the bees have already started to fill the space.

    Will it hurt the bees come winter to have only 8 frames with one being deformed? Should I remove it and replace it with new frames? Or do I just leave them alone now?:

  2. #2
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    Jul 2011
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    Bon Aqua, Tn USA
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    Default Re: Newbee's nuc swarmed on the first day in the first hour

    I would remove it now and replace with the frame. It want take but 3 or 4 minutes to do that.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Hudson, WI USA
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    Default Re: Newbee's nuc swarmed on the first day in the first hour

    Karen, if your frames are drawn out add another box. That swarm will fill that deep pretty quickly. The main flow hasn't started yet, and I have a good feeling that this year is going to be a blockbuster for honey.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2010
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    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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    Default Re: Newbee's nuc swarmed on the first day in the first hour

    Thank you I carried out both suggestions today. They had honey on the deformed frame so I got a taste yum!!!

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