Most Brood In Spring

In spring and first of summer, when nearly all the combs are empty, and

food abundant, they rear brood more extensively than at any other

period, (towards fall more combs are filled with honey, giving less

room for brood.) The hive soon becomes crowded with bees, and royal

cells are constructed, in which the queen deposits her eggs. When some

of these young queens are advanced sufficiently to be sealed over, the

old one, and the greater part of her subjects, leave for a new

location, (termed swarming.) They soon collect in a cluster, and, if

put into an empty hive, commence anew their labors; constructing combs,

rearing brood, and storing honey, to be abandoned on the succeeding

year for another tenement. One in a hundred may do it the same season,

if the hive is filled and crowded again in time to warrant it. Only

large early swarms do this.

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