Just got started on Beemaster, and love this wonderfull hobby.I got 3 pkg's of Bee's with Italian queens and put them in there new home a couple of weeks ago and seem to be doing fine.
now for the adventure part...
I got a small swarm about a week ago that had just started building comb in an old farm house. I put the comb in 2 frames with rubber bands and wire to hold them up. After checking on them in a couple of days, the combs have collasp ed and can only pull the 2 frame out together because of there repair job tieing the 2 frames together. This was a small swarm as it was just getting started.
fast forward to today...
Got another swarm from a branch, " just a little bigger than a football". They are tucked away in a nuc box waiting for it to stop raining.
Can i combine this swarm with the smaller swarm making the weird looking comb repair job to increase it's size?
If any one can give me some pointers here, it would really help out.