Size Of Hives Needed

But if such hive is only half full, or 2,000 inches, it is very common

for them to swarm without adding any new comb; proving very

conclusively that a hive that size, is sufficient for all their wants

in the breeding season. When about 1,200 inches only had been filled

the first year, I have known them to add combs until they had filled

about 1,800, and then cast a swarm, proving also that a little less

than 2,000 will do for breeding. I have tested the principle of giving

room to prevent swarming, a little further.

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