another swarm question-

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Buzzen, May 15, 2012.

  1. Buzzen

    Buzzen Member

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    I got a call to come out after someone else had got most of the bees from a swarm. They don't know if they got the queen. There was a cantalope sized cluster of bees still there (2 days later). Would the remaining bees still hang around if the queen was caught and removed by the first guy?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Yes...........
     

  3. Buzzen

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    Bummer, I was hoping to get the queen. Guess I'll nuc them and put a frame of eggs/brood in there. I think there is enough to start a hive if they can raise a queen.
     
  4. hankdog1

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    That or you can combine them with a weak hive to boost numbers.
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Hankdog days: "....or you can combine them with a weak hive to boost numbers."

    Efmesch adds:
    Just be 100% certain that you don't have the queen. If you can contact the fellow who took the first share of the swarm, ask him if he's seen her or any laying in the swarm.