- Jul 23, 2009
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No. It might delay it but you’re not separating the queen from most of the brood and giving her endless space to lay which is what a Demaree does.Do you think a Bailey comb exchange would provide proactive swarm control similar to a Demaree? I've recently been lazy in comb renewal so next season I'm thinking of Bayleying most of my hives. Fortunately I have surplus brood boxes because of a policy switch to single bb rather than double.
i Baileyed a colony this year and they didn’t swarm but neither did a couple of others.