Welcome to Davey Bees

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Davey Bees is about ideas to help the hobbyist beekeeper. Including ways to reduce the chance of loosing swarms, reducing condensation and easier maintenance of beehives. It's based on our experience as beekeepers and many things we've read over the years from other bee keepers experiences. We have a few ideas and this site is about recording the results of testing these ideas.

Post-swarm Autopsies

10 Dec 2012 12:31

Added a page about a Post Swarm autopsy. Checked a hive after it swarmed and found three virgin queens had recently emerged! See the details and photos here

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Causes of Swarming

18 Apr 2012 12:51

In order to prevent swarms, you need to understand what causes them. Here is a list of the general stages involved in spring buildup that contribute to Reproduction Swarms. To view the list click here.

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Clip and Nuc

07 Feb 2012 12:00

The Clip and Nuc method has just been updated! Learn how to catch a swarm by clipping a queens wings so that the swarm goes to a Nuc. Click here

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Tags: catch clip nuc queen swarm wing

Artifical Swarm Board

06 Feb 2012 08:00

The Artifical Swarm Board page has had further updates! Check it out here

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Tags: artificial board excluder queen split swarm
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