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* The old hive will grow the new queen from a swarm queen cell.
* The new queen from the queen swarm cell can be replaced with a bred queen either later in summer or during winter feeding in fall.
'''Early summer'''<br />
It is essential to follow the bee colonies’ swarming behavior. The highest intensity to swarm continues until the main nectar flow begins. To estimate and detect swarming tendency: <br />
*Follow the [[scale-hives]] online. When their weight begins to rise, the swarming tendency usually decreases.
*Follow the disposition of building new wax combs. The colony prepares to swarm, when building new combs stops.
* ''A. m. mellifera'' seldom hang out from the flight entrance when preparing to swarm, so don't wait for that.
* Once swarm cell building has started, splitting the hive is the natural solution to control swarming behavior.
* Take the old queen and a couple brood combs without queen cells with workers aside in its own bee hive (the unmarked queen might be very hard to find). The original colony that no longer has a queen will raise the new queen from a swarm cell. This queen will later be changed to a reared queen at the end of the season, usually during feeding!
* Put one drone frame in every new, added hive body, The ''A. m. mellifera'' queen lays often eggs in every hive body.