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Caught a big swarm that went into 2 nuc boxes baited with Swarm Commander.
Put it into a single deep with 1 drawn frame and the rest with new foundation. Alot of the bees are bearding on the front. I thought that maybe they were crowded and needed another box, but when I opened it that doesn't seem to be the case. Then I thought they were maybe queenless so I grabbed a frame of eggs from one of my other hives. Went to put it in and saw that there was eggs already in the bearded hive. So I'm not sure what's going on.
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Caught a big swarm that went into 2 nuc boxes baited with Swarm Commander.
Put it into a single deep with 1 drawn frame and the rest with new foundation. Alot of the bees are bearding on the front. I thought that maybe they were crowded and needed another box, but when I opened it that doesn't seem to be the case. Then I thought they were maybe queenless so I grabbed a frame of eggs from one of my other hives. Went to put it in and saw that there was eggs already in the bearded hive. So I'm...
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They are on a screened bottom board so I don't thing they are hot.
I'm pretty sure there isn't any chemical smell in it.
Maybe I'll just but another box on and see if that helps.
 
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