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whiteoakjill 

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carried out a AS and left two capped QC (rightly or wrongly, always seem to be differing views)

anyhow went down this evening and I would be 99 % certain that i can hear two queens piping in the hive, should i still be hedging my bets and leave them to it or should I be thinking of going in and capturing one?

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Onge 

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Let them go to it .

Mind you I left 2 cells and they still swarmed. (they just don't read the books)

Left 7 cells last year and got no swarms, thats beekeeping for ya :)
 

Poly Hive 

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Any A/S should be left with an OPEN cell.

All the books say this.

Why?

Time.............

PH
 
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