Re: when to set out traps in eastern NC?
Whereas last year the swarm season here never got off the ground (0/7)*, I think we will see early swarming this year due to the unseasonably warmer weather we have been having of late. I plan on getting my traps out around April 1st. Two years ago, I was catching swarms (2/3) begining of May.
*I am not counting the 2 summer/fall swarms I captured that were issued by my own hives this past year..
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.