Re: Got my first swarm off ad
Caught a swarm yesterday off a lilac bush out side an old house that casts swarms often. I thought it was too chilly ( hi 40's). Filled D10 overflowing. STOKED!!
I stapled a plastic queen excluder to a SBB to keep queen in, put in an entrance reducer. I screwed lathe strips on corners instead of straps to hold the D10 to SBB, & I made a screen telescopic cover.
Set box under branch w/swarm, quick gentle slam onto top of frames, set shim under screen top waited ten minutes home with nice swarm.
It took the bees a little while to go in b/c of QX. I plan to add another D10 today, & in a cpl days I will remove QX, hoping they will stay. I hate going 20 miles to get a swarm to lose them.
Rmns 1:16/Prv.3:5,6/ Beegan BK May 09/ Zone 5b
I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!