Re: cast swarms
I see you made reference to the primary swarm, meaning you know the difference between the prime or swarm that leaves with from 40 to 60% of the workforce to the after swarms that range from a few thousand to a few hundred workers and are headed by virgin queens. In case you don't--the prime swarm will be very much larger then the after swarms will comfortably fill a single deep brood chamber. A after swarm will have problems covering 3 frames. Prime swarm since the queen is already mated ( old queen ), egg laying will commence immediately you will see brood within 1 - 1 1/2 weeks I mean larvae and eggs. The after swarm will not produce eggs, until about 2 weeks because the queen is virgin, and will have to make mating flights. I am making the assumption is mid to late spring there where you are. Knowing that, you need to allow atleast one queen to hatch out.. Hope it helps.
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