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It has been another great year for catching swarms. Historically, I leave the newly hived swarm alone for about one week to ten days before doing any kind of inspection. I just hived a large swarm yesterday and for reasons unknown, am just overly eager to open it up and take a look.

How long do you leave swarms alone before doing an inspection?
 

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I wait at least a week before going in only for the purpose of seeing eggs to make sure I got the queen and that she is still able to lay. Then another two weeks to check on progress, comb drawing, etc. So far, none of my hived swarms have absconded.
 

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Same here. Wait a week and look for eggs. I also use an excluder under the bottom box until I see eggs. However, if you think there’s a chance that it is an afterswarm, the excluder will prevent mating. Not likely since you said it was huge.

Heck, I’ve jumped into them early when I was curious. I’ve also lost a new queen too, so...
 
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