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been ten days since I hived the bodine swarm. opened it up and have lots of comb,bees and a little pollen but no eggs yet:(
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If they built a fair quantity of new comb, there is most likely a queen present. It takes an awful lot of bees to build comb without a queen present.
 

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they have comb built on over 3/4 of the bars. when I caught the swarm I believe I missed the queen the first time. they all went back to the bush. second attempt they stayed in the hive and the fliers eventually went also.
 
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