Wisborough Green Beekeepers Association

a Division of West Sussex Beekeepers Association

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Colony Increase
Colony Increase

Beekeepers constantly need to make colony increase, either to make up for losses or to increase the size of their apiary.

During the summer we demonstrate several methods of increase including hiving a swarm, splitting a single colony, taking bees and combs from one or more colonies and a "2 frame nuc".

As well as making increase we show different ways of producing queens to head the new colonies, which could be home reared queens or the use of available queen cells.