Preventing Swarming

From a talk by Michael Bush:

To prevent swarming, you can try to fool the bees into thinking they don’t have enough honey stores in the hive for the remaining bees to survive in that hive after a swarm.

To do this, in the box above the brood nest, alternate the frames between frames of capped honey and empty frames.

In our valley, that would probably need to be done in April.

 

 

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