The University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre has some excellent beekeeping videos on their Youtube Channel including this one on simple swarm control/prevention. Their channel is well worth subscribing to.
On inspecting the hives in my garden today, I found one of them had two soon to be sealed queen cells. This means the hive was very close to swarming, so remedial action was required. To prevent the bees from swarming, which they would do once the queen cells are capped, I carried out an … Continue reading Artificial Swarm