Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

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Control of swarming


Western Australia, Bee, Honey, Apiary, Apiculture, Swarming, Demaree Method, Artificial swarming

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It has often been said that the secret of getting a high yield of honey is to have a large field force of young bees in every hive at the beginning of the nectar flow. The colonies should not have to build up numerical strength when they should be collecting nectar. It is just as important for the apiarist to have a large proportion of field bees compared with hive bees as it is to have well-bred queens, efficient equipment and all the other factors which make for success in beekeeping.

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