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  1. #1
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    Default Can I just shake a swarm into a queen less colony?

    If you have a queenless colony, can you shake a captured swarm in to make it queenright?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Can I just shake a swarm into a queen less colony?

    The short answer is "Yes." However, are your queenless bees attempting to make a queen? If they are, I would suggest you shake them into a different hive and have two different hives!
    Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....

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    Default Re: Can I just shake a swarm into a queen less colony?

    Like "New Ky Beekeeper" said, yes.

    But be sure to clear out any queen cells/queen cell cups, first, just to make it more likely that they won't give the swarm queen any trouble.
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