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« on: August 27, 2013, 11:48:48 AM »

I just caught two late season swarms....nectar flow going in lower NY.

Should I consider combining the two? If so what is the best time to do it (wait till they build up or do it sooner)? Or better to overwinter as nucs?

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 11:54:29 AM »

If the total is 5 lb. or less, I would combine now.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »

If the total is 5 lb. or less, I would combine now.

Best method?
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 10:50:33 PM »

Newspaper always works.  If you're in a hurry use a queen excluder with both a top and bottom entrance, might loose a few bees but they'll combine.
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