I've been thinking about keeping bees for a long time. At least since: "A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder Of my........
Can you name and date that tune?
I live up here (or down here) in the Southern Tier of NY in the northern part of the Allegany Plateau.
I want to capture some swarms from feral hives this spring.
This is the farthest I have ever gotten toward actually keeping bees. I may chug over the hump this time. So far I have ...
Done a lot of reading on the web.
Laid out parts for a pair of hives
Ordered some swarm lure and tools
Located 4 feral hives
Next on the agenda are
Sawing out those hive parts and assembling.
Settling on a plan for swarm traps.
I'm having a tough time finding pictures or plans of swarm traps.
I'm wondering if color has a role in attracting a swarm or causing a trap to be noticed?