Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?
What spice snow is describing, in case you are having trouble following the translation, is removing brood comb with capped bands of honey to the super, replacing them with empty comb, and allowing the brood to emerge.from the super instead. Once the brood has emerged, he recommends putting empty drawn comb back in the super.
This manipulation helps to create more laying space for the queen by not confining her with a band of capped honey.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.