Re: Reverse queen splits
IFOH, ya gotta understand that what you quoted is the researcher's OPINION. Unfortunantly for them, it is just not observed in real life beekeeping. Trying to breed swarming out of bees would be akin to trying to breed abstinence into a teenager. Ain't gonna happen, ever. Sure, some hives do have a tendancy to swarm more than others, as do some races of bees. It is well known that AHB swarm like crazy. A package that my mentee from last year bought kept swarming evey time they had a mated queen, at least four times, all about a month apart. I would not take one of those swarm cells if you paid me. Reality though is that strong hives make strong queens. A good queen is more about nutrition and mating than E cell, swarm cell, or supercedure, provided the bees have a sufficient variety of larvae to choose from. That is MY opinion.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.