Re: What Do You Do With All The Bees?
Marant - LOL - Man I wish I was closer to you. I would give you my phone number and have you on my speed dial. Would be willing to swap new frames cardboard boxes for new frame cardboard boxes with a swarm plus give a handing fee for your work.
Even if there is no queen, a newspaper combine would jump start a slow hive. A frame of capped brood, a frame of eggs, frame of honey, all stolen from my hive plus the swarm = new swarm that didn't impact my nurse bee or foragers numbers. A hot hive, well the eggs are from not hot hives and the new queen should be good one. If they have a mean queen, well my bottle of alcohol needs a few queens to be placed in it for lure, I just don't have spares. Then again, a frame of capped brood and a frame of eggs and I should have something going.
Marant - you should look for local bee groups and get with them. They might have a person with the same attitude as me.
Good Luck = Sadly you are just to far to make the drive worthwhile.
Started 9/13, building slowly, now @ 7 Lang hives + 3 nucs, and treatment style not decided yet