Beekeeping is all about doing the right things at the right time, and a big part of being able to do the right things at the right time is preparation.
For example, don't wait until you see swarm cells to take action to prevent swarming (you're probably too late at that point anyway), but prepare for spring swarms by adding more space or splitting your hives.
Not sure what you need to prepare for? The Beekeeping Calendar from Cornell University is a great resource!
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