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Swarm Control - Cutting out
Queen Cells

This will only work if used as part of another system

Many beekeepers don't understand the swarming process and seem to think that if they continually cut out queen cells the colony won't be able to swarm. This may sound logical, but the bees usually find a way of doing what they intended anyway. It only needs one queen cell to be missed during an inspection and the whole plan, if indeed it is a plan, will fail.

Cutting out queen cells will usually work if used as part of another method, but the beekeeper needs to be aware of what is happening and likely to happen if this route is used.