In most cases, carefully checking three frames from the middle of the brood area will reveal swarming behavior, if it is present.
Tilting the brood hive body and inspecting the lower edges of the frames is a fast method for detecting swarming behavior and it also reveals most cases of swarming behavior.
If swarming behavior is detected, such as eggs in queen cell cups, additional steps should be taken to [[
Splitting a hive |handle the swarming colony]].
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