Re: Capturing Feral Bees
Unless the log is in danger of being moved/removed, bees being killed. I would leave them. I would set out swarm traps in the area and catch the swarms from that hive. Especially if the hive has been there for years. (Probably good genetics) You could probably get 2 swarms a year from it. I have one location like this. They live in an old run down barn that ainít going anywhere anytime soon. Caught a swarm from them early this year. Great honey producers, I havenít seen any mites on them, fast builders. Plan on splitting that hive and let them raise there own queen next year, and capturing another swarm or 2 from the main location.
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