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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    So there is a swarm on a tree branch about 2 feet off the ground in the town that I work in. I'm on shift right now so I can't captch it now and the only time will be able to catch it is in the morning, but it will be raining all night and into the morning. So will the bees be more agitated or...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Got a call from a friend yesterday morning about a swarm of bees in a friends back yard. He asked if I was interested in going to get them. Of course I was! I called the owner to get more information. Things went down hill fast. The swarm had been there for three days, and I was an hour a way...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    At about 4:30 yesterday my wife calls me and says "you are never going to believe what is happening outside our window" (she was at work) ... A SWARM in a tree, right outside the window. So I start asking questions, how high up, can cut the branch ect and she says hold on and hangs up and leaves...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm new to beekeeping, I'm getting my 1st package at the end of the month. I built all my own hives and finished building the frames this past weekend. While I was building them, a honeybee showed up and flew around me for a while. It seemed like a good omen. By the time I...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm in a suburban environment and I basically only have the room and the money for a single box. It'll be a langstroth, which indicates its price. I realize a colony doubles it population each year, but that brings up an issue: 1) How do I contain these newly born bees and prevent them from...
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