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Nurse Bee

Joined: 19 Jun 2011
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Location: New Zealand, South Waikato

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Given another swarm Reply with quote

Well I was offered another swarm today by my friends husband. He said it was bigger...well the ball was about the size of a soccer ball!!
I didnt have another hive ready for them so I thought why not put them in the back end of my hive. I had installed the first swarm at the other end rather than in the middle. So it IS time to get busy and make another HTBH and I will transfer one of the swarms over to this once they get some comb built.
My wife says no more bees!!!
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Golden Bee

Joined: 19 Apr 2011
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Location: UK/North East Wales

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on your second swarm-I understand in a four foot hive it is OK to start two swarms/nucs off in the one hive but I think you are right to consider moving them into their own home as soon as you can so they don't run out of space
Good luck
Pat Laughing
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