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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    Gww and Nancy: Yes, it was the bottom (Parent) hives that swarmed. If I had it to do over again, I would not have diverted the foragers from the top back to the bottom. I certainly would not have...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I run a 2 box (Deep + Medium) brood nest. On February 18, I removed all brood from both boxes and replaced it primarily with empty comb and some new frames with foundation, with the exception of one...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I suppose you could do that gww and it will still likely result in 2 mated queens in 2 separate colonies. But if your original queen had already left the hive, before the manipulation, on day 10 or...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    Nancy: If you found fully capped queen cells, would you not find the queen before proceeding just to insure that they had not already issued the swarm? If I found charged, but uncapped, queen...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    Update on Method 2 (modified): Went text book. Found my yellow-dot queen in the top box where I left her. Removed her and another frame of brood to the bottom box. Pulled the two frames of brood...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    Don, gww, Nancy: Thanks for all of the discussion. As Shaw says, Snelgrove was under the impression that swarming was triggered by the overpopulation of nurse bees. This notion has since been...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I will.
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I did. The Wally Shaw article is a little vague about that. It seems to say that a newly capped queen cell is ok, but a capped queen cell ready to emerge is not. I don't know how the heck to tell...
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I suppose so gww. Just surprises me that that is all it takes.
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    Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    I have done 7 Snelgrove splits this spring where cells were not present, which is the Snelgrove's original purpose for the board. This weekend, I found a hive with swarm cells present so I am...
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