Ok Finski help me out please. I followed your link in it you mentioned a method you used called a flying swarm. Could you explain more.
- you move an original hive 10 feet
- put in old site a new hive which has foundations, a food frame and brood frame + laying queen
- bees from original hive fly to the foundation hive. You bees remain in the hive and nurse the brood.
- about half of bees will stay in old hive and they are emerging more all the time.
This is very expencive way to make splits, because the hive will not do honey after operation.
To cut swarming fever this is splended way compared to breaking queen cells.
To get honey yield you must join the hiveparts again.
When artificial swarm starts to draw foundations, it is a sign that they are going to stay in the hive.
After a week they have drawn the combs and they will not swarm again.
If you use drawn combs fow artificial swarm, quite often the swarming fever continues.
To productive hive balance of diffrenet age bees is important. There are foragesr but as important are home bees which take care of brood and handle the nectar and honey.
Bees die all the time and new bees are needed every day. Brood store take care, that there are continuous frow from 1000 eggs a day - >nurser bees-> honey handling bees -> wax building bees ->foragers - dead 1000 bees a day