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Swarm Prevention Part 1: Preventing and Catching

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This is a beekeeping class to help our urban beekeepers out there maintain their hives and prevent swarming. Swarm prevention begins the first week in February and continues throughout the spring. Be prepared! This class shows you how to keep ahead of your bees’ expansion and keep their broodnest open, so they don’t swarm. This class will touch upon organizing your hive (e.g. where to move frames so they get the honey capped quickly, so you don’t have a multitude of uncapped honey). Lastly, we’ll briefly cover how to catch a swarm. This class is meant to be Part 1 of the 3-Part Swarm Prevention series, but you can take just this one if you can’t make all three.


Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She keeps up with her bees’ growth in early spring and splits her hives every year around April 1st (& sometimes a second time at the end of May). Her bees haven’t swarmed in 10+ years, though all her current hives come from swarms she caught.

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