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Author Topic: Double Deep Brood Box and Still Swarmed  (Read 693 times)
bernsad
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« on: October 19, 2011, 06:23:12 AM »

First year beek here. I know that one of the causes of swarming is overcrowding so I gave my 2 hives double 8 frame deep brood boxes before the supers went on over an excluder; both hives have still swarmed. I had tried splitting the second hive after the first had swarmed but to no avail. I would have thought 2 boxes/16 frames was sufficient space so where did I go wrong? Should I have pulled any frames with stores out of the brood boxes?
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 11:22:49 AM »

Read the part about "Reproductive Swarms"

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm

Heck read the whole article, good stuff

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 05:33:50 PM »

Do you have drawn combs in the supers  huh


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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 04:36:26 AM »

When the numbers build up do a couple of splits and make yourself some more honey. Its only end of October and summer may well be long.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 06:35:11 PM »

Talking to a few people at the club meeting during the week it seems that 2 brood boxes might not be enough and I could go to 3, I will have to keep a better eye on things next year.
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