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I have two hives, and due city restrictions, I can't grow beyond that. I want to ensure I avoid throwing swarms, but performing a split to avoid swarming doesn't seem logical if I'm not attempting to add another hive. Keeping in mind my objective is to produce as much honey as possible, what are my options to avioid swarming and/or keeping a strong hive population to produce honey? Thanks for your input.
 

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Keep adding supers, and mix in undrawn frames, keep them busy drawing out frames, filling them, and give them lots of room
 

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Go to the P O V section on the main page and read up on Walt Wrights swarm and nectar management. A lot of interesting info.
I'm trying as best I can, so far NO swarm cells and strong hives.
 

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Keep killing the queen, when the hive gets large. :)
Swarming in the only form of reproduction honey bees have, you will never prevent it 100%.
If bees didn't swarm they would have been extinct a long time ago.
 

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When the flow starts advertise on Craigslist a nuc to be installed in their equipment. When they show up pull your queen and the number of frames you advertised.

Once that queen is laying do the same with your other hive.
 

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some good ideas on this thread
 
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