Re: SW Michigan Horizontal Hives - Sans Treatments
July apiary update:
As far as I know, currently none of my swarm traps have been occupied. There are two I haven't checked in a couple of weeks, but the others I saw were empty more recently.
I have three colonies going: one a swarm I got called about by the Lakeshore around June 13th, and the other two are swarms from the cherry orchard in May. All housed in extra-deep Layens-ish hives.
The first swarm from the cherry orchard has been going gangbusters, and I think I ought to be able to split a nucleus off of it, maybe use one of the swarm traps to house that nucleus to prime it better for next years trapping. Planning to leave my traps up until sometime in August just in case.
- Nick - SW Michigan, Zone 6b (Lake Effect, ya know?). Extra Deep Horizontal Hives.