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Re: Have you ever watched a hive swarm.
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2014, 07:27:52 pm »
OOPS! My mistake. OH Well, not the first, and probably not the last.
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Re: Have you ever watched a hive swarm.
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2014, 10:01:37 pm »
LOL Iddee.. I'd make a wise comment but am quite sure it would come back to haunt me..
   Jacobs.. that seems like a LOT of room.
   I was thinking they were trying to swarm because the queen was trapped in a single box between two excluders and laid herself out of space...  That not being the case.. Any idea why they swarmed?
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Re: Have you ever watched a hive swarm.
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2014, 07:11:27 am »
When I hived them up, I thought I gave them enough empty brood area to carry them until I could remove the deep and add more medium supers.  This is a very prolific queen so there turned out to be a lot of brood in 3 medium supers plus in the deep super when they decided to swarm.

These bees are hotter than any hive I have at home, and if they remain that way after splitting and requeening, all hives will be moved to a couple of farms where I have bees. 

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Re: Have you ever watched a hive swarm.
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:28 am »
aha... Thanks! That clears that up nicely.  I was curious about the reasons/methods being used with the excluders. Thanks for clearing it up so I can sleep again.   ;D
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