The manipulation is incredibly easy, you will require a
completely new or freshly sterilised hive and a full complement of
frames each with foundation. If cellsize regression is your aim you
may well use some starter strips or the special frames detailed in the
link at top left of this page.
Regressing Bees to a
Smaller Cell Size
European Foul Brood
CSL EFB Trial Results
The Shook Swarm or Shakedown method
A simple and effective process that has the benefit of
invigorating the bees that are Shaken.
Timing of the operation, in the case of disease will be
unlikely to enter into the calculations, but for best survival in UK
conditions it is best to limit the time frame for performing this to
the range April through to the end of July. Late shaking is thought
to explain a few of the failures that have occurred in the CSL trials.
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Trials of this technique have been carried out by the
National Bee Unit at the Central Science Laboratory, whose address is
Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ. They have a website...
Written... 21 Aug 2002, Revised... dd month 2002