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Author Topic: weak hive and a swarm  (Read 778 times)
filmmlif
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« on: April 15, 2007, 10:42:39 PM »

i have a weak hive that has maybe 3 pounds of bees in it. what would happen if i dumped a strong swarm into the hive? would the strongest queen win and would i double the number of bees in the colony? has anyone tried this?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 10:49:05 PM »

Do a newspaper combine and take one of the queens and some of the bees and put them in a small nuc.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 01:53:48 PM »

i added the swarm to the weak hive and this morning it was violent at the hive opening! so many dead bees...i won't be doing that again!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 02:05:26 PM »

Did you do a newspaper combine?
Did you have two entrances one on top and one on the bottom?

Or did you just put them together with one entrance?

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