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  1. Re: Need to do split ASAP-have 3 capped QCells, think hive already swarmed

    Thank You Nancy! : )
    Appreciate your input! Tks for link to Michael Bush...I Love his methods and have some of his books. I read that article after u mentioned it - great stuff! Plan to do split...
  2. Need to do split ASAP-have 3 capped QCells, think hive already swarmed

    One of 3 hives (strongest) has 3 capped Qcells & recently swarmed. Was going to leave frame w/2 cells in main hive (I can't locate queen) and put frame with 1 Qcell, brood w/nurse bees, capped honey...
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    Re: Hived swarm - need to move them

    Thanks David! Will definitely try that! Also, I decided to give them some time to settle in where they are before I move them again - but when we do, I shall definitely do as you suggested ; ) ...
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    Re: Hived swarm - need to move them

    Thank You for that info!! The board idea is different than what I've read about using tree branch filled with leaves, etc. - but your idea sounds great b/c they can still get out but they obviously...
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    Re: Hived swarm - need to move them

    I was concerned with trapping them in & I would rather not so Thank You. I do have screened bottom boards but was only considering sliding the plastic bottom back a bit for ventilation (which is on...
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    Hived swarm - need to move them

    Hello Beeks! Caught a swarm last week & kept in Nuc waiting for hive to arrive. Moved the girls into Hive at Nuc loc'n. yesterday afternoon - they are doing well - have pulled out 2 frames w/brood,...
  7. New Member - Just caught first swarm! Advice appreciated

    Hello! Am a 1st yr. beek with 2 hives - they are going great and we are waiting for our first honey harvest : ). We found a new swarm on a small tree and this morning got the swarm into a Nuc box. ...
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