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Hey I was Wondering if swarm size has been used as an indicator to determine what size of brood nest the swarm queen will maintain.
what I am saying is will a queen from a large swarm keep a large brood nest . And will a queen from a small swarm keep a small brood nest.
Let me say that this is just a question so please keep rude answers to your self. thanks Johns Bees
 

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Large ones are usually primary swarms and the little ones are after swarms. you can get more than a few swarms from one hive. Ive seen two little ones combine and there was 2 queens in the mix, I caught a big swarm in my neighbors yard and there was a small one 4 ft away from it. You never know with bees,,,,Pete,,N3SKI
 

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le t me first say that swarm size has no determination on the size of a brood chamber or the queens ability or tendency to lay eggs.

Second What do you consider rude answerer? one man's trash is another man's treasure. Please define so I will know in the future.
 

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A small virgin queen in a small afterswarm may make the biggest hive you've ever seen... or not. There is no connection whatsoever in that sense. A large primary swarm may be an indicator of a prolific queen who left with the swarm of bees she laid and may (or may not) continue to be a prolific queen who will make for a large brood nest... but then it's really the bees who determine that, not the queen. In other words it's doubtful that a really large swarm came from a queen who isn't prolific... and in that sense there could be a loose relationship...
 
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