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Offline malachii

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Combining Hives
« on: November 05, 2010, 05:47:27 AM »
I have 1 very strong hive that I just collected as a swarm and 1 very weak hive that doesn't seem to be doing much at all.  Should I combine the two or should I let the weaker hive build up slowly over summer?

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Offline Pete

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Re: Combining Hives
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 05:56:57 AM »
I combined two swarms...put newspaper with a few slits in it on top of a hive and then placed a super of bees/comb/etc on top and then a lid...inside of a couple fo weeks this was my strongest hive (by far) and needed a 3rd box.

I couldnt tell you if it was the good combo of bees or what, but it worked a treat.

Offline G3farms

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Re: Combining Hives
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 08:35:59 AM »
Don't forget to pinch on of the queens.

see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

 

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