07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

I do beleive that bee keepers should be exacting artificial swarm control to avoid nuisance to the general public (much as I would love for the bees to carry out what comes naturally). So as it is only mid May and I already have 5 swarms from local bee keepers I have to ask what is being taught to these people? Last year I acquired 9 swarms and I feel that this is not good given that what I acquire is only a small percentage of the total.