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I will be removing 2 colonies of bees from a barn soon. I need your ideas on what to do with the bees and cone removed from barn. I here you should put both together in a super and have heard best not to put bees and cone removed together in a super because bees will have more tendency to swarm. Your help will be apperiacted.
 

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On this page is a search function. It's up on the top menu bar. type in 'cutout', 'hive removal', etc. there will be pages of discussion to read. It would be best to have someone with experience help you the first time.

I have never heard they would swarm with comb and bees together. In fact, brood comb will prevent them from absconding from a cutout.

Sometimes they will replace the queen, but not swarm.

Excess honey that is put in a cutout hive can cause robbing. Then you close the entrance down smaller.

Good luck.
 

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My swarm box is a 10 frame deep. I cut the brood comb to fit and attach with rubber bands. I vac the bees as I go. When I have the brood comb in the frames I then place my vac box over the hive and open the slide so bees can go down to the brood in the hive body. The top of my vac box has screen wire so it allows plenty of ventelation. I put them in the yard and keep them closed up for 3 days. My enterance is closed with screen wire but has a enterance feeder. The old honey and comb is frozen and will be used as needed in the future (mostley in the fall to help week hives store for winter). I pour directly on the frames of hives that need it to get thru winter. Here in Texas I can do it all thru winter, because of our ups and down temps.
 
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