Re: What's So Bad About Swarming?
I'd love to be able to set up some swarm traps next to those who see nothing wrong with swarming. It's your choice, no problem as long as it doesn't bother the neighbors. However, imagine a swarm moving into your nieghbors yard. You think they are going to be pleased? I'm a beekeeper and that noise even makes me nervous. Imagine if they are afraid of bees, or are alergic, or think they are alergic, or they have a family get together going on, they move into their house or barn, etc... Eventually you're going to have one of any of these problems if you've got neighbors. It's got the strong potential of straining the relationship at the least.
Personally, I try to do everything I can within reason to avoid my hives swarming with plenty of room and homegrown queens in the Fall. If they swarm, kiss the honey production goodbye as they fly away. I still have swarms on occasion and I set up traps to get them in case I'm not there. Even then, they may not move into my traps but I've done all I could to avoid it.
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