Re: Swarm Prevention in a TBH
It's my understanding that you place empty bars throughout the brood nest something along the lines of full-full-empty-full-full-empty-full-full-empty and so on. When you get to a point where the brood nest is getting near capacity you split.
Sounds simple but I don't have experience with it. I really am a little unsure if this is the best method or not. Last year 2 out 3 of my TBH's swarmed but I was lazy and didn't follow the suggestion above.
I will be more diligent this year. I look forward to hear what others have to say.
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