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Need help with caught swarm

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I've got 2 bee yards and had a hive swarm today from one which I caught. I don't want to expand my apiary so I feel like I've got 2 options on what to do with this swarm.
1. I caught a super tiny swarm last week that covers about a frame and a half that I could do a newspaper combine with and let the queens fight it out or...
2. I can relocate the bees for a few days and then bring them back and do a newspaper combine with the hive they left.

I am open to all other suggestions that don't include adding more hives to my apiary.
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I've got 2 bee yards and had a hive swarm today from one which I caught. I don't want to expand my apiary so I feel like I've got 2 options on what to do with this swarm.
1. I caught a super tiny swarm last week that covers about a frame and a half that I could do a newspaper combine with and let the queens fight it out or...
2. I can relocate the bees for a few days and then bring them back and do a newspaper combine with the hive they left.

I am open to all other suggestions that don't include adding more hives to my apiary.
I would keep it in case you need a queen, put it in a NUC see how the Queen lays. If you like the pattern and the offspring take a less desirable Queen dispatch it and combine. You have a month or so to think about it.

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