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Over the past 4 days I've dealt with 3 swarms. I started this year with one hive (from a package last year).

How many times is typical (?) for a single hive to swarm within the a few days. Also, once captured, if a swarm does not like the nuc box or hive body it will will swarm again?

This morning (645 am 56 degrees) there was a football size swarm in a tree in my front yard about 8 feet off the ground. I was able to capture it into a nuc box, but what I forgot to do from previous years, is to put a frame of brood in with the swarm. I plan to do that later today using resources from the main hive.

It's been a crazy few days.
 

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If multiple queens emerge at the same time there will be a lot of squabbling going on and the virgins will flee the hive taking some bees with her. A hive can swarm itself into oblivion.
After the initial swarm it’s a good idea to either cull the cells down to two or three or make some splits.
 

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If multiple queens emerge at the same time there will be a lot of squabbling going on and the virgins will flee the hive taking some bees with her. A hive can swarm itself into oblivion.
After the initial swarm it’s a good idea to either cull the cells down to two or three or make some splits.
Thank you
 
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