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Introducing swarm to existing colony

Hi all just after advise?
If I was to remove the queen from a swarm can I add those bees to my existing hive?

Sure can, its called the newspaper method…
but you do not want to make sure those bees are not bringing any disease with them.
Its very very simple… https://www.dummies.com/home-garden/hobby-farming/beekeeping/how-to-combine-two-bee-colonies-into-one-hive/

@Rodderick has given you good advice but I would first house them in a separate hive first so that you know that the swarm is healthy before combining it by the newspaper method.
Welcome to the forum and I’m sure you will get lots of tips and advice here as well as being able to meet up with locals from your area.

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