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combining swarm with original colony

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Does this ever work? The swarm I have rehived themselves in an empty hive, if that helps. They're way too small to survive the winter, and their old hive is the only one that could benefit from more bees. (They swarmed because I just had a baby and haven't been checking as dilligently as I should, my bad!)
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Get the swarm queen out of there and it will work fine. You'll have a fresh queen for next year to boot. Congratulations on the new Baby.
 
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