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A Rule For The Time Of These Issues

Categories: SWARMING.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

This may be put down as a rule, that all after swarms _must_ be out by

the eighteenth day from the first. I never found an exception, unless

the following may be considered so: When a swarm left the middle of

May, and another the first of July, seven weeks after, but two cases of

this kind have come up, and these I consider rather in the light of

first swarms, as they leave under the same circumstances, leaving the

combs in the old stock filled with brood, queen-cells finished, &c. A

stock may cast swarms in June, and a buckwheat swarm in August, on the

same principle.