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Swarm prevention and expansion – Season 7


It is late spring (May). Swarm prevention is a hot topic among beekeepers. Honey bees tend to swarm less than other species, although their swarming behavior vary among breeds… Here is a list of the three common reasons for swarming, which should apply to Apis mellifera: The bees swarm, when the colony gets crowded (too many bees in all stages of development).…

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Difficulties of beekeeping in the South - Bee in Harmony, Rowe Apiaries blog

Difficulties of beekeeping


The spring honey harvesting came late for us this year. Just to prove that my thoughts about quitting our queen breeding efforts for a few years have some valid ground, the girls got sick with a flu-like virus (in June, yes)… Even having my husband back from his two week long military exercises did not help – using babysitter was…

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