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Offline Orlando

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2 late swarms
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:48:48 PM »
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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Re: 2 late swarms
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 12:54:29 PM »
If the total is 5 lb. or less, I would combine now.
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Re: Re: Re: 2 late swarms
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 01:43:49 PM »
If the total is 5 lb. or less, I would combine now.

Best method?

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Re: 2 late swarms
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 11:50:33 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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