Beekeeping Information Centre

Bee Craft Timely Reminder 11th May 2016

queen larva in cup for web

Carry out weekly inspections.

May and June are the most common months for swarming so any colonies with more than about six frames of brood will need inspecting weekly. Divide any with occupied queen cells using an artificial swarm method.

Further reading:

Swarm Control

Artificial Swarm

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