An idea I have been pondering.
I have been hearing a lot lately about robbing and I had an idea on how to capture either feral (or your competitors ) foragers. Has anyone tried putting out a bait hive with no bees in it and a few frames of honey during robbing season? I am thinking if you got enough robbers to frequent the bait hive and then trap them inside for 48-72 hours after adding a frame of brood, a caged queen and moving them to a new location you would have a new hive. You might even be able to get the robbing started and then put on a one way entrance so they can get in and not get out of the bait hive. Anyone ever tried this?
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