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Hiving A Swarm

Jim describes a swarm that landed beneath the colony on the screened bottom board. The only way to get to it was to disassemble the colony. 

Next Lesson: Hiving Three Swarms

Questions:

  1. Is it “normal” for a swarm to go under the parent colony?
  2. Why would you not want to destroy swarm queen cells within a colony?
  3. Why is a push in cage used when hiving this swarm in the new box?
  4. Why are the bees scenting at the hive entrance?