Swarm Prevention

Swarming

Honey Bees reproduce by swarming! This is instinct and it is something they really want to do!

But the beekeeper doesn't want the hive to swarm, because a hive that swarms doesn't have enough time to produce enough excess honey.

A swarm is mainly made up of young bees and the old queen. While the parent hive is mainly made up of foragers (as they are too old to survive a swarm), very young nurse bees, who are left to raise a new queen and the remaining brood.

Here's some ways to catch or prevent swarms:

Opening the Sides Method

Clip & Nuc Method

Artificial Swarm Board

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