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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm requeening dilemma

    Hi everybody.
    I had a good trapping spring this year, catching 20 swarms.
    The half of them, the weaker ones, have already superseded their queens during the first six weeks, and are doing well.
    The other half, are real boomers. I have even made some splits of them.
    The dilemma I have is, do I have to requeen them to go into next spring with young queens, or let them be , and see what will happen?
    As I see it, they are really nice queens with a wonderful brood pattern .
    I have marked all the queens, so if you think I have to requeen, what method do you suggest?

  2. #2
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    Tucson, Arizona, USA
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    Default Re: Swarm requeening dilemma

    I recommend the, "wait and see" method. Sounds like you're all set for next season.

    In the Spring, if any seem slow to get going, you can always requeen them, then.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  3. #3
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    Blacksburg, VA
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    Default Re: Swarm requeening dilemma

    I agree with Joseph. Also it sounds like your bees do a good job of superceding. I would think that would be preferrable as long as your queens are less than 2 or 3 years old and still laying well.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Swarm requeening dilemma

    Thank you rkereid and Mr Clemens.
    This is what I'll do.

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