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Dr. Tom Seeley: How a honey bee swarm chooses it home.

El Rio Mobile Home Park 2120 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California

The bees in a swarm make their choice of their new dwelling place collectively and democratically. They stake their future on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. We will look at how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, and choose […]

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SPLITS

El Rio Mobile Home Park 2120 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California

Splits in beekeeping refer to the intentional division of a single hive into multiple colonies, allowing beekeepers to expand their beekeeping operation or prevent swarming. This practice involves carefully separating bees, brood, and resources to create new, self-sustaining hives. In this introduction, we'll explore the art and science of beekeeping splits, discussing when, why, and […]

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