Sunday, March 15, 2015

Club hives need split

Bruce Trescott member of El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers and owner of Plan Bee Gardens saw some beginning swarm cells in some of the club hives at the Folsom college observatory.

Because of the proximity to public activity, it is important that we try to prevent swarming there, even at the expense of production.  I went out to help and learn from Bruce. He showed how to make a 'swarm cell' split in an attempt to fool the bees into thinking that they have already swarmed.  An additional split will set the hive back enough so that it may not be anxious to try to swarm again.

Afterwards Bruce delivered supplies to those that needed them. - Thanks Bruce!

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