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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Shelton, Washington, USA
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    Default our own bees swarmed

    We have 5 hives, we have not opened them in about a month, two swarmed today and we recaptured them, total luck out, if we put them back in their hives, obviously not sure exactly which belong in which hive, how do we keep them in there? they have 2 deeps and 2 honey supers on, we will try to open them up on Sunday (daughters graduation tomorrow morning) but the weather has been very rainy so we have left them alone the last few weeks.
    I am reading stuff about capturing wild hives but what about the ones that were in your own hives to start with?
    Thanks,
    Stacey

  2. #2
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    Mar 2010
    Location
    robertsdale,Al.,USA
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    Default Re: our own bees swarmed

    can't put them back or you will lose 1 of the queens...you just got an easy split with a mated,accepted queen with the swarm....now you have 7 hives

  3. #3
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    Mar 2010
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    robertsdale,Al.,USA
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    Default Re: our own bees swarmed

    oh yeah,don't forget to crush down the hives that swarmed to just enough frames for them to cover&protect

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