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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...
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    I see the idea of bees withholding food from the queen during swarm preparation so that she trims down enough to be able to fly, is being perpetuated again. This is at a time when there is more nectar and pollen coming in than any other time of the year. It's more likely that the brood nest is...
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