Swarming Information

From the beginning of May to about the end of July, one of the main activities for a beekeeper is swarm prevention. Swarming is the way that honeybees multiply the species and consists of a Queen honeybee leaving the original colony accompanied by, on average, about 15-20,000 other bees. As a result, the original hive is depleted of foraging bees and honey production is slowed considerably.

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See our beekeepers for swarms page for contact details of beekeepers who may be willing to collect swarms.

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