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  1. Bee Forum
    If you want a Swarm Prevention method that does not involve Splitting and making more hives, then Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest (OSBN) could be for you. Basically it’s about maintaining an empty frame (empty comb or partial foundation) on each outside edge of the Brood Nest. By...
  2. Bee Forum
    Starting to see reports of swarms in the southern states of the US, so if you live there consider OSBN. Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest is a great Swarm Prevention method for Beekeepers who don't have spare drawn comb. Here is a quick summary of the method. Opening the Sides of the Brood...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Opening the Sides of the Broodnest - OSBN Main points: Develops comb building before swarm season, which helps to reduce swarming. Due to extra comb for nectar storage and using up of nectar to make wax. Enlarges the size of the Broodnest when the bees would usually be reducing it by...
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