I got me a top bar hive, don't want to get into why i can't buy bees..but i can't travel far so made a top-bar hive over the winter for some bees to try out. See if this hobby is something i'm interested in.
So i want to catch some bees instead (or at least try). I've seen bees on dandelions in march here in Missouri, so i assume that the best time for traps. I have 40 acres..part wooded..part fields next to pond. Is it worth it to try for swarm traps for bees?
There is a dead tree in middle of one of the fields..with pond a hundred feet from it. Would that be a good starter place?
I push comes to shove i can order some bees, but i've sank to much money in other "hobbies" i've lost interest in i'd rather not. I prefer the minimalist approach.