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When Care Is Necessary

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

Except on the day of swarming, care is necessary not to introduce a

small number with a large swarm; they are liable to be destroyed. The

danger is much greater than to put together about an equal number, or a

large number put in with a few. The day that swarms issue, they will

generally mix peaceably, but in proportion as time intervenes between

the issues, so will be the liability to quarrel. Yet, I have united two

families of about equal numbers in the fall and spring, and, with a few

exceptions, have had no difficulty.