Swarms, any one had one yet ?

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Grant

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there seems to be a lot of very strong hives this year, we will be going into swarm prevention this week,
If anyone wants to add their details to the swarm collection directory, please see the link below
 
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I lost a wee one from an overwintered three frame nuc. Just missed it as I was setting up 30 mating nucs. She left me with three slabs of brood and plenty of bees, plus a couple of capped swarm cells - still young. Now I have used those frames for three more nucs… shame to lose the queen tho.

Found a few more swarm cells as I was breaking hives down, so they are into it!

I have supered up eight of the strong hives already and they are half full already. Amazing!
 
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