I have been seeing post after post where experienced beekeepers, are apparently thrilled to see half a trillion swarm cells in thier colonies. Swarming unless your going for increase--and thats exactly the worse way to do it, nothing productive can occur from a swarming colony. I was coached that if you ALLOW your colony to swarm--this YOU HAVE FAILED TO DO YOUR BEEKEEPING DUTIES> you have failed to do something that really quite elementery . Not enough space to store and cure nectar, not enough space to raise brood, not enough space for the population to cluster comfortably inside the colony, not enough ventilation. While these are not the ONLY causes for swarming, if corrected in a timely manner, swarming will be mostly be mitigated. If your colony sawrms you will experience atleast 50% loss of population, at a time when the workforce is needed most. if you lose the swarm, and thats atleast a 50% probability, then you don't even get the second colony you wanted. If there is the multitude of afterswarms, you will continue to see the parent colony to experience a 30% - 50% loss of adult poputalion with EACH sucessive swarm. Someone need to explain to me HOW swarming is a good thing, and why swarm control is not the rule of the beekeeper, assuming that you actually want a little bit of honey at the end of the year--if your raising bees for the pleasure of seeing them work naturally, that you also have to accept what will certianly happen if allowed to happen with out control measures and feeding. Ultimately the parent colony will not be able to survive with out help. This is a matter of math not magic--21 days for ANY adult bees to make the scene after the queen starts laying eggs, atleast 14 days between when old queens stops laying eggs and new queen starts egg laying 35 days before the FIRST bee emerges, mean while the adult populatiuon will be dying off. Help me out how is all these complications worth allowing the colony to swarm.