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    Swarm Control

    "Just leaving the drones out once a month sounds a recipe for disaster IMHO - and how do they get back in?" Apparently they don't want to! Research in Finland with marked drones suggests the majority just fly off and never return home. I suppose they go looking for queens and stay the night...
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    Swarm Control

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    Swarm Control

    I am not a very good beekeeper and what seems sensible to me may be ridiculous to a better informed beekeeper so better beekeepers please tell me what you think about the following. At the end of May my National brood box was bursting with bees and no queen cells. I tried to get them into a...