- 03-29-2012, 08:22 AM
Ok thanks. I'll give that a shot. I saw a tv news thing in memphis where they had to cut out a 4 foot by 4 foot hive in al older house. They indicated it was a new swarm that recently moved in but I don't think the average swarm can generate that much comb in just a few weeks. Probably an existing colony that had been there at least a year or more. Ben
- 04-09-2012, 08:03 AM
Up till today, I have had 8 swarms from my own hives. 1 was too high to box, 1 I boxed only to have them leave (all I had was plastic frames, and they didn't like them) and the other 6 I managed to get in nucs or 10 frame boxes. I had 1 trap out of a house, and 1 cut out of a front porch column that was taken down for access. I don't see why I'm getting all the action. I may try to level out my apiary at 10 hives or so. I have 17 now and I may sell off a few if anyone is interested or knows someone that may be.
- 04-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Yea, you really gotta like it when you get a swarm like that! I have had that happen a couple of times and it is so nice when they do the work for you. I need to get busy and build some more hives. I've been putting a few supers on and the bees seem to be having a great year so far. I see some areas are getting some snow even as far down as Tennessee lately. Kind of makes me wonder if we are gonna have an ice storm in July. LOL. Ben