Swarming - Biology and Control

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One of the key events in the beekeeping year (for both the bees and the beekeeper) is the swarming season. In order to obtain the maximum honey yield from colonies, the beekeeper needs to manage the natural swarming process. 

 Much has been written about swarming but this often takes the form of rather prescriptive instructions for swarm control which may, or may not, have the desired result. Swarming is simply reproduction and this book begins with a discussion of the biology of the honey bee in relation to this, the most important part of a colony’s life cycle.Only by understanding the biology behind the swarming process and using it for guidance in the application of methods devised for its control, will the beekeeper be able to successfully manage operations.  

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