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Offline beecowboy

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« on: July 04, 2005, 11:58:50 AM »
Hi again everybody,  I posted a question about "SHB" thanks for the reply's I have another one , Will "SHB"s couse a swarm to leave the hive? It was a wild swarm that I had caught out of an old barn, after I found I had "SHB" they left just wondering if shb coused it.    thanks everybody for all the help and advice you are giving me! :oops:

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2005, 12:13:52 PM »
How long did you have the bees after capture?

I have heard of captured swams leaving a day or two after being placed in a hive. I had one gone with in a couple of hours after collecting it. The best way to keep a swarm from leaving is to furnish them with brood. Then there is always the queen excluder on the bottom board preventing her from leaving.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 01:06:00 PM »
>Will "SHB"s couse a swarm to leave the hive?

From all reports, they will cause an established hive to abscond too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 01:41:48 PM »
In reply to how long I had the wild swarm,  about 6 weeks they were doing fine I thought.  But when they left they left pollen honey and a small amount of brood I'll say about 50+or- grubs.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 02:06:48 PM »
I would then say something ran them off. How badly infested was the hive with SHB?
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