Unmanaged Swarms - Apis Mellifera Beekeeping Course

Apis Mellifera
Beekeeping Course
by Amazing Bees
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Beekeeping Course
by Amazing Bees
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Unmanaged Swarms

Session 5
Unmanaged Swarms

An undesirable side effect of Beekeeping

If, since the introduction of European Honeybees to Australia, control and prevention of bee swarms would have been without fail, we would not have any ferral bee colonies.

Leading to the conclusion: Prevention and control of Honeybee swarms is not and never has been working reliably.   


As a beekeeper you can minimise the number of unmanaged swarms and:

1. Prevent/control swarming of your own bee colonies.

2. If possible, capture bee swarms in your neighbourhood; within 1 km.
For peace of mind with your neighbours, also capture those swarms which are not or cannot possibly be yours.

Be aware: An apiary will attract bee swarms out of the neighbourhood in search for a new home.

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