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    Swarm caught! Uhh, now what?

    A huge swarm moved into one of my empty boxes. The frames in that box were empty; they had comb years ago but not now. How much do I worry about helping them fill out frames without making a...
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    Re: Not really new, but in a new area

    I've no idea if I just got lucky or what, but we'll see! I just got a swarm and it'll be interesting to see how they do with that set up.
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    Re: What is happening?

    Today when I got home from work there was a lot of activity by the old box. An hour later husband told me to go look, there were a lot of bees. The upstairs neighbor texted, "Girl! You've got a...
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    Re: Not really new, but in a new area

    I'd use that if I had brood comb. I cut the sheets in half and left the frames half empty. It lets them get started on something straight. instead of building randomly across frames. I've used it...
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    Re: What is happening?

    Third year in this home, fourth year owning it. I don't think there's been a colony in that area before. There's not really a good wall for them to get into; just the garage on the other side and...
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    Not really new, but in a new area

    Greetings. We kept bees in Oregon, but we're now in Tennessee. Local Beek said that it was easy to nab swarms here, so I've got a baited box (lemongrass oil, nice foundation on some frames, up in a...
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    Re: What is happening?

    That's potentially exciting. Of course, this box is NOT the swarm box I put out with nice frames, some foundation, and up in a tree where bees are supposed to live. It's by my garage door right off...
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    What is happening?

    Two days ago I noticed scout bees hovering in increasing numbers near my dryer vent. There's no nectar source there, but I had many bees checking that space out.
    We blocked that vent and put a bait...
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