Welcome to episode five of the Beehive Jive podcast. A beekeeping podcast from London, England.
In this episode we discuss the tricky issue of swarming: why do bees swarm, can you spot the early signs and what to do if they do swarm.
00:00: What is Paul up to in his bees.
00:08: Tracey’s apiary update
00:14: Stress-free swarm control
00:20 Artifical swarm
00:30 How to spot signs of swarm preparation
00:35 Using swarm control for queen rearing
00:38 How many queen cell to leave in the hive
00:44 Top two tips for swarm control
00:47: Don’t panic and knock down all the cells!!
00:49: Clipping queens
00:55: Collecting swarms
01:00 Wrap up
Guide to swarm control http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/downloadDocument.cfm?id=1077