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Thread: swarm advice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
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    Saratoga Springs, NY
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    Default swarm advice

    I had a hive swarm yesterday and return to the hive, so I split it. This morning most of them must have returned to the parent hive and they swarmed this evening only to return again! What can I do with them in the morning? I can move them if necessary. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    longton, kansas USA
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    Default Re: swarm advice

    moved old hive about 5 feet to the side of old location.set up new hive as a split.brood of al
    l ages with some nurse bees.in a few days,move old hive in new location about 5 feet on the OTHER side of new hive in original hive location. wait about 2 weeks.move old hive (the one being moved around) BACK to other side of original hive position... you guessed it 5 feet.

    have a good day.
    artificial swarm performed.

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