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Author Topic: Putting a swarm next to its original hive  (Read 495 times)
New Bee
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Location: California

« on: May 25, 2011, 06:36:48 PM »

I have a swarm that just flew out of one of my hives.  If I put it in a hive box, can I place it right next to its original hive without any problems?
Galactic Bee
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Location: Hiram, Georgia

« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 07:38:59 PM »

I keep swarms in the same yard until I got a place to move them to.   Not right next to the hive that swarmed, but real close and never had a problem.
Field Bee
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Location: Enumclaw Plateau, WA

« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 09:00:34 PM »

If you put them right next to each other, you'll get some drift back to the original hive.  I'd place them elsewhere, if your space allows.  Also, I'd give them a frame of brood from the original hive to keep them anchored in the new deep.
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