June 7, 2015

Swarm #22: A large 5 to 6 frame swarm from H6 in the home yard. This hive had several queen cells on the June 1 inspection but there we so few I thought they might be supersedure cells and took a risk leaving them. Well they were obviously swarm cells and here is the swarm. I hived it on foundation in an 8 frame deep and set it in LR9 position. I will probably replace this queen if I can raise enough new queens latter this summer. When I looked into H6 the process of inspection destroyed three queen cells and there are two left so hopefully there will not be a second cast swarm from the hive latter this week.

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