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Offline beedad

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cast off swarms
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:41:18 PM »
if the queen of a hive dies, but there are a few swarm cells, would the first emerging virgin queen have a cast off swarm, or want to kill the other queen cells...IF the hive has a high population? Thoughts? Opinions?
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Re: cast off swarms
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 11:45:19 PM »
If the hive has plans to swarm and you kill the queen, they will swarm with the first queen hatched. Is that what you are asking?
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Re: cast off swarms
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 12:03:11 AM »
ok, thanks!