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Offline filmmlif

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weak hive and a swarm
« on: April 15, 2007, 11:42:39 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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Re: weak hive and a swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 11:49:05 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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Re: weak hive and a swarm
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 02:53:48 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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Re: weak hive and a swarm
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 03:05:26 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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