June 6, 2015

Swarm #21: A three frame swarm in my home yard. Likely from the same hive that had the Salinas swarm from 2 months ago. It swarmed on June 1 and this is likely a second cast. I hived it on foundation in a deep 5 frame nuc and feed it 1/2 gallon of sugar syrup in my T2 position. It is interesting how weaker hives with old queens often swarm as this hive seems to be. I now have three weak hives with questionable queens instead of just one. That is three more queens that I will need to raise.

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