My question is, has anyone ever started a bee tree on their property on purpose in order to draw bees and start new colonies?
Ok, so right now I'm trapping two trees using Hogan traps. I introduced brood, and now have Queen cells. I brought 10 deeps back to my home apiary and hoping they will take off from there. The landowners want them removed and the trees sealed. I wish I had one of these trees on my property and I'm thinking of actually putting bees into a sycamore and letting them do their thing. Then making draws with a Hogan trap. Is this a crazy idea or what???