Vertical Split Swarm Control webinar
The 'Pagden' type of artificial swarm is well known and commonly used. In practice it requires a complete spare hive at precisely the time when equipment is most in demand. A vertical split requires only an extra brood box and a modified crown board as a split board, and was a technique we learnt from Australian commercial beekeepers.
This lecture also includes aspects of managing double brood box beehives - by having the extra brood box already in place in all colonies, swarm control is a quick and easy part of routine inspections.