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My bees have just swarmed. They only swarmed to a tree about 2 meters from the original hive. 

 

I have managed to get them all into a box. 

 

The original hive still still has a reasonable amount of bees. 

 

Hiw far away should I locate another hive with the swarmed bees. Can I put another hive right beside the original or do they need to be located a few meters away? I’m in a backyard so a bit limited for space. 

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Put them wherever you want.  When bees swarm they forget all about their old hive.

They will be fine.

 

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56 minutes ago, White Eyed Drone said:

Trev - after 70 views, you are the first to reply, and I bet it’s appreciated. Thanks for contributing here for us new beeks, and for the videos. Very generous of you to be sharing your knowledge. Cheers 

If they do not like your box they will take off.

I ended up putting a queen excluder on the bottom of the hive after my swarm kept trying to go elsewhere .

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13 hours ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Put them wherever you want.  When bees swarm they forget all about their old hive.

They will be fine.

 

thanks trev - much appreciated

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