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I'm wondering if a very small overwintered colony is likely to swarm.

I just looked through this hive last week, and there were maybe three frames worth of bees with a small amount of brood. They have tons of stores. How likely is it that a colony like this will still swarm? We're booming in Maple bloom and dandelions here at the moment.

I just wonder how big the colony has to be to swarm - all other things (like room, forage, ventilation and stores) being equal.

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