Swarm housing variances

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John R 

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May 3, 2011
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Just wanted to say that I had a swarm off one of my hives a few weeks ago and it took 3 attempts to rehouse them............has a really tough time with them tracking back to the old hive. In the end i moved the new hive to old site whilst they swarmed in a tree and it worked a treat.
Had another swarm from another of my hives over a week ago, caught and rehoused it first time into a new Deep BB on new site. It just goes to show that you never can explain why they do what they do and behave so differently. But I'm pleased that I've gone from 3 to 5 hives and all are doing Very well indeed, looks like a good year and after 3 years of no honey and building from 1 colony I may get a bit of honey for me and leave them with a 2 xDeep BB and lots of honey over winter, as that worked for me last year

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