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  1. #1
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    Default Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    We keep a few bees in the UK but here on Cozumel, where we are now, we have a friend who would like to start the hobby. We can help with advice but where does one get bees in Yucatan, Mexico

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    Trap Swarms, plenty of Affricanazation in the Yucatan.

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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    I was in Merida once, and they had a beekeepers cooperative.

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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    Trapping swarms would be difficult for a new starter but the Merida idea might work

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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    I dont know about the UK but trapping swarms here is fairly easy even for beginners. A box with a shot of swarm commander works.

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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    There must be lots of helpful bees in Arkansas, we operate a cellphone as a hotline and usually have to go and box the bees ourselves. This works well as the local authorities, pest control services etc. all support us and pass the number on to callers

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    Default Re: Amateur Beekeeping in Yucatan

    We get swarms we pick up also but also set out swarm traps.Get yourself some Swarm Commander or lemongrass oil like we do here in the US.There are many threads on here on capturing swarms and swarm boxes.

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