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Offline Damian

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Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« on: June 12, 2011, 05:57:23 PM »
hi, I live in Barbados and am new to Beekeeping, 9 months.  I have two strong hives.  However, i have twice put a new captured swarm, with young queen, into a third hive, but each time I find that they have gone after a couple of days.  Any advice pse? D

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Re: Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 05:59:19 PM »
Catch the queen in a queen catcher and place her inside this hive for a couple days until they get all cozy in there and then let her out.

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Re: Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 06:32:26 PM »
But a Queen excluder on the bottom of the box for a few days, this lets her have cells to start laying then she is is in her home !

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Re: Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 06:36:21 PM »
Pull a frame of open brood from one of your strong hives and give it to the swarm.

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Re: Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 08:42:01 PM »
Thanks for the advice, all makes sense.  Will try next time.  D

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Re: Advice please - keeping a captured swarm in the new hive?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 07:50:46 PM »
Hi, I normally do both. Most times I ma not sure whether or not i actually got the queen so I use the queen excluder on the bottom board and put in a frame of brood. I figure that if there is no queen then they have a start. If the queen is there then there is still no harm done
 

 

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