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Bee Craft Timely Reminder – 3rd May 2017

Queen cells. Photo: Pauline Aslin

May is the most common time 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.

David Rudland’s article ‘Queen Rearing Impulses’ in your May Bee Craft describes how to raise queens by understanding the bees’ natural impulse to swarm

Read more here in the May Edition of Bee Craft

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