Remove a Nucleus
Cutting out Queencells
Swarm Control of Honey Bee Colonies
The basic idea of swarm control is very simple indeed... Separate the queen and the brood. However there are a multitude of ways of achieving this and some of these methods are still known by the names of the individuals that invented or popularised the methods.
I have used various methods and I have tried out almost all of the methods in the index at left. The methods that I have been most comfortable with are:- artificial swarming, Demaree, removing a nucleus and selection of non swarmy strains.
Written... 19 December 2001
Worked on... 19 January 2002