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Hi All
Artificially swarmed one hive on May Day Bank Holiday. My colleague did the same with 3 of his 4 days before.

Mine has poduced 2 cast swarms with virgin?? queens. Hive these up in NUCs but no good.

My colleagues says all 3 of his hives are queenless. Mine is too. I know I never culled the number of QCs in mine. I forgot.

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The weather has been bad. Virgin queens produced in may are probably not mated yet. I have 11 virgin queens in nucs and none is laying yet. Have patience. I presume the part of the artificial swarm which had the queen is still ok.
 

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I do not rememebr that any of my artificial swarm has been unsucceeded,

It must be something else in system

* too hot place and swarm abandon the hive
* too much nectar, hive is full and bees go

* you should put one brood frames to the swarm hive that bees feel it home.

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I have not made false swarm with virgin queen. Of couse I have made tens or hundreds of nucs with virgin queens.

If bees have not settled into nuc/hive, often the virgin disapear too from hive. It goes to neighbour hive and will be killed there.
 
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