Preventing Swarming

Swarming is the bees natural way of reproducing. In the wilde a hive would cast one or 2 swarms a year. The trigger that start a swarm mainly comes from an overcrowded hive.

Crowded Hive

This hive is very full, it will swarm soon if left to itself. Hives tend to want to swarm in the Spring. There are several things that can be done to prevent swarming.

  • Splitting is the most effective way to take the "swarm" out of a hive. When you split you are effectively creating an artificial swarm.