Increase swarm population for best chance of honey
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  1. #1
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    May 2017
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    Default Increase swarm population for best chance of honey

    I caught a small swarm and a good sized swarm with mated queens. I have a strong new nuc this year. I am more interested in honey production than increasing hives. Is it better to donate a frame of brood from the nuc to one of the swarms or leave all three as they are. For best production this season which swarm would benefit most from a donor frame from the nuc and when to add the frame.

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  3. #2
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    May 2011
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    Algoma District Northern Ontario, Canada
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    Default Re: Increase swarm population for best chance of honey

    I would combine the two swarms and nix one queen . Dont weaken your nuc. There is a good chance the combined swarm will supercede its queen but that is a plus
    Frank

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