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Yes, I am aware that swarming is the reproductive means for a colony of honeybees, and is instinctive. But as honeybees have become "domesticated" (well, sort of anyways...), more and more selection has been made towards bees that aren't as prone to swarm, or not as often? I don't have much experience with honeybees and was just looking for some feedback on some strains that are less prone to swarm. I hear that the Minnesota hygienic, and the Cordovan (italian) are ok? I know for sure the NWC swarm eagerly and often... had a few incidents last year.

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Swarming just means that your hive is healthy! :)

I've read that Buckfast and Old World Carniolans are less prone to swarming. That said, I think good hive management is your best best. If your hive(s) act swarmy, split them and get more hives. :D
 
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