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Swarm Prevention Part 2: The Basics of Making Splits

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This is a beekeeping class created for our local urban beekeepers! Learn how to work with the bees as they expand in the spring and make successful splits. Splitting your hive is the number one thing you can do to reduce the varroa mite population. It also enables you to have 2-3 hives so you have more flexibility in helping out a weak hive. This class is meant to be taken as part 2 of the 3-Part Swarm Prevention series, but you can take this class alone 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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