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I got a nuc of bees 3 days ago and placed the frames in a hive after several hours. Today there is a cluster of bees in my apple tree about 30 feet from the hive. It looks like a mini-swarm. I don’t know if they are mine or have come from another location. Should I attempt to capture this cluster and out them with my new hive, assuming that is where they came from? Should I put them in a second hive? Or should I leave them alone? Any advice appreciated. Thank you!
You can do either. If you decide to unite (or reunite) them, you should get rid of one of the queens and use a standard newspaper combination method.
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