Artificial Swarms: A Treatise On The Production Of Early Swarms Of Bees By Artificial Means (1848) is a book written by Edward Scudamore that provides a comprehensive guide to producing early swarms of bees using artificial methods. The book is divided into several chapters, each of which covers a different aspect of the process, including the equipment needed, the best time to produce swarms, and the techniques used to manage the bees.The book begins with an introduction to the art of beekeeping and the importance of producing early swarms. Scudamore then goes on to explain the different types of hives and equipment needed for producing artificial swarms, including the use of a queen excluder, swarm boxes, and the various tools required for handling bees.The next chapter covers the best time of year for producing swarms, as well as the different factors that can affect the success of the process, such as weather conditions and the health of the bees. Scudamore also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare the hive for swarming and how to transfer the bees into the swarm box.The book also includes a chapter on the management of bees after swarming, including the feeding and care of the new colony. Scudamore provides advice on how to prevent swarms from leaving the hive and how to manage the bees during the winter months.Overall, Artificial Swarms: A Treatise On The Production Of Early Swarms Of Bees By Artificial Means (1848) is an informative and practical guide to producing early swarms of bees using artificial methods. It is a valuable resource for beekeepers of all levels of experience and provides a fascinating insight into the art of beekeeping in the 19th century.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.