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Nice!. how many hives are did you have after winter and how many do you have now? last few have been some pretty nice sized swarms
 

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Hmm. Had to think about that for a minute. I used to have around 30 a few years back. That was way too many. As they died off I didn't replace them, and ended up with around 10 at the beginning of last spring. My health took a hit and I pretty much ignored them all year. Entered the winter with 3. One of those didn't make it. Now I have 5, which is plenty. Both the bees and I are doing great now. :)
 

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Did you put that swarm on Rite Cell Foundation? If so, are they drawing it out pretty good.
I did. I thought about putting a frame of brood and some drawn in there, but then decided to just leave them on bare waxed RiteCell and watch to see how they handle it. Too early to tell, but I'll take a look this afternoon and see what they're up to. I can see them congregating on the spot where they were swarming yesterday.
 
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