Re: Educate me on swarms
A swarm is a cluster of bees that have left a parent colony, they have no home yet but will shortly as they are looking for one as the majority of the bees hang in that cluster. they are simple and easy to catch. shake the tree branch etc and the entire cluster will fall in a box. they will regather wherever the queen is.
A colony inside a tree or wall of a building is not a swarm. that is an entirely different situation the bees will not necessarily behave the same. control the queen or brood or best both and you can then control the rest of the bees. I not only suggest you watch some videos and read some information on swarm gathering. but on beekeeping in general. once you catch the swarm. the fun has only begun.
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