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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
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    Skull Valley, Az
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    Default 2 time swarm

    Collected swarm at car wash. Next day empty.....trap in a tree full of activity. Both boxes are old nucs with comb only 10 feet apart. How long should I wait before installing in full deep? Don't want 'em to leave out again.
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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Aylett, Virginia
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    Default Re: 2 time swarm

    Once a swarm is in a trap with comb, I like to wait until I see pollen coming in, usually about a week, maybe two if it was a virgin queen. The bees are less likely to leave if they have open brood.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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