Swarm Control

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    Having Healthy Honeybees

    The Beekeeping & science (2nd Edition)

      John McMullan

    There has been a change in the beekeeping environment since the first edition in 2012. Today there is a heightened concern about global warming, the natural environment, biodiversity and the need to be guided by science. Among beekeepers there is a greater awareness of these issues with a shift towards sustainable beekeeping; locally-adapted colonies, reduced use of chemicals and concern…

    Swarming

    Biology and Control

      Wally Shaw

    One of the key events in the bee keeping year (for both the bees and the beekeeper) is the swarming season. In order to obtain the maximum honey yield from colonies, the beekeeper needs to manage the natural swarming process. Much has been written about swarming but this often takes the form of rather prescriptive instructions for swarm control which…

    Swarm Management with Checkerboarding

      J. White

      Anita Hunt

      Gill Bannister

    John, Anita and Gill are likeminded hobbyist beekeepers that live in adjoining villages bordering West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. They meet up regularly for support and to discuss all aspects of beekeeping. Of course discussions on swarming are always a hot topic! Join them for their take on the observational writings of Walter Wright, a retired NASA engineer, and his…

    Swarm Control

      Richard Ball

    “Pagden, Heddon, Snelgrove … and now swarm control. Richard Ball expertly, and succinctly details his experience in managing the honey bee’s natural swarm impulse. Required reading, and a required skill for beekeepers everywhere.” Kim Flottum, Growing Planet Media. Richard (former National Bee Inspector for England & Wales) started beekeeping in 1983 helping a small bee farmer and then with his…

    Essence and Mechanism of Nest Abandonment by Honeybee Swarms

    Swarming, absconding, migration and related phenomena

      Zbigniew Lipiński

    This hardback book is a new updated edition of the work which was awarded a Gold Medal at the XXXVII Apimondia Congress, Durban 2001. It reviews in great detail the factors responsible for swarming, nest abandonment and related phenomena. This volume is very well researched and listed in its 312 pages over 50 pages of references. Not really suitable for the…

    Comb Management

      Wally Shaw

    In a sense the combs in a honey bee nest are an extension of the bees that made them and it is really the bees and combs together that constitute the colony. In fact, the average honey bee worker spends 95% of her life on the combs in the hive. The combs are built to be multi-purpose in the sense…

    Honey-bee Swarms

      Ron Brown

    This small pamphlet tells you all you need to know. This booklet covers all aspects of dealing with swarms. Factors contributing to their emergence, steps to minimise swarming, the various use of swarms, and various artificial techniques to create them.

    Swarm Essentials

    Ecology. Management. Sustainability

      Stephen J. Repasky

      Lawrence J. Connor

    "Stephen Repasky and Lawrence Connor present a guided tour of what we humans have learned so far about the biology of swarming by honey bee colonies. Given the wonders and mysteries of honey bee swarms it will be extremely useful to all keen beekeepers." Thomas Seeley, Cornell University.​​"Swarm Essentials is THE complete book on the topic that has, and continues…