Re: Low-Budget Swarm Control?
drmanhadan, each of the posters above is right in his own way. Perhaps, for the time being, you could make an observation hive and get your frames of bees from a local bee club member....?
Originally Posted by drmanhadan
In 1976, I got my first hive of bees and kept it on a small lot in town for three years. I supplemented it with a queen and brood, housed in a NUC. The risk of a single hive is that a problem with a hive that could usually be solved with brood from a second hive is more difficult without the backup the second hive provides. But, it is doable with some risks.
I recommend you visit your local bee club. You may find just what you need there with the backup your hive might need. Metrobeekeepers has a beginning class each month before their meeting in burleson.
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)