"Swarms" or Nucs

BY N.J. Gates
Apiculture specialist BCMAF

This article is reprinted and retyped from the original first published in Beesceens April 1991.Some changes from the original have been made by John Gates. Any information in italics has been added by Bill Ruzicka.

In the May 15th Issue of Bee Scene Vol. 6 No.1, Mr. Bill Ruzicka, a Kelowna beekeeper described a system of stock production he named the “6 lbs swarm". The essence of the system is that artificial swarms, averaging at least 6 Ib in weight, are created from some of his hives by shaking the entire populations of those hives. including the queens. into brood boxes prepared by his customers.

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