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    Queen keeps leaving hive

    Defintely no QC, left them in other hive when did the artificial swarm. Never thought of the excluder floor idea. Sounds like a plan. Still curious as to why this happened. Can't find anything on the net or in my books about it. I was under the impression that when the queen left there would...
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    Queen keeps leaving hive

    Have a clipped and marked queen. Yesterday tried to swarm but landed on grass outside hive as a result of being clipped. Carried out artificial swarm method. Today she was found again on the grass outside the hive. She is now in a skep but there are only a handful of bees in with her. The hive...