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Have I doomed my bees? I did this because I just had surgery last week and am not supposed to be outside.

Two weeks before surgery I split my year old hive. All seemed to be doing well when I peeked on return from hospital. Yesterday neighbor told me of small (500 +-) bees on his fence. I wobbled out and got them in the only super I had left.

This am there was a huge swarm that landed in same neighbors yard. I got them home by using sugar water and the same box as yesterday but it barely held them all. Because of my heath issues and because hubby is out of town, I used newspaper to add them to newly split hive.

Have I killed my bees?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Oh, thank you, thank you! RayMarler, I would have been "good" and left them to sort it out...I think...but I live in a subdivision. I am legal but my neighbor while very nice, is the parent of a young child and I was afraid to leave them in his yard, even for a bit. To make sure I understand, it was the old hive that swarmed. Does that mean it's probably my old queen I put into the new hive?
As for my health I had a tumor removed that we did not know status of until surgery and it was benign. So I'm happy as a lark and will be good as new when stitches are out...if I behave! Thank you so very, very much.

tsmullins, thank you! You know where the road of good intention leads to...and I've been intending to join a group since we got our girls. I just need to do it when I'm not a gimp any more.

Again, thank you both so much. Blessings!
 
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