Preventing A Swarm Issuing For A Time





But should you discover the bees running to and fro in great commotion,

although there may be but few about the entrance, you should lose no

time in sprinkling those outside with water from a watering-pot, or

other means. They will immediately enter the hive to avoid the supposed

shower. In half an hour they will be ready to start again, in which

time the others may be secured. I have had, in one apiary, twelve hives

all ready in one day, and did actually swarm; several of which would

have started at once, had they not been kept back with water, allowing

only one at a time, thus keeping them separate. They had been kept back

by the clouds, which broke away about noon.





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