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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!

    • Rebecca,

      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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