Hiving a Swarm
Queen Excluder to
Regressing Bees to a Smaller Cell Size
The Shook Swarm
Manipulations in Beekeeping
I am in the process of revising them still further... Owing to health limitations and poor physical strength, I am changing from the 'Demaree' system, that I have used consistently over my beekeeping career, to methods that only involve one brood box (11 British Standard Frames).
I am also changing my strain of bee along BIBBA & GALTEE lines.
I am also in the process of sorting out tests and trials for bees that are 'housed' on 4.9 mm foundation as apposed to the artificially enlarged foundation currently supplied by the appliance trade in the UK (and most other places).
Shook Swarming, known as a shakedown in the USA, is part of the regression process and has also come to the forefront in current UK management of European Foul Brood (future link).
more will follow
Written... 15 April 2000, Revised... 20 October 2001
More revision... 29 Jan, 21 Aug 2002