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To Prevent Swarms Uniting With Those Already Hived

Categories: SWARMING.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

When any of the subsequent swarms were disposed to unite with those

already hived, a sheet was thrown over to keep them out. I had four so

covered at once. An assistant, in such cases, is very important; one

can watch symptoms and keep them back, while the other hives the


Occasionally, when ready for a swarm and waiting for one to start, two

may do so at once. Whenever a part have got on the wing, I never

succeeded in stopping the issue: consequently I have found it useless

trying to drive or coax them back in such cases. To succeed, the means

must be used in season, before any of the swarm leaves.