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  1. 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...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    New beekeeper here. Installed two nucs on May 26. Everything has gone well throughout the summer. I was assured not to worry about swarming this year. Obviously, that was the wrong advice. Yesterday, one of my two hives swarmed. I saw it, swarm landed on cypress tree about 10 feet away. I...
  3. Bee Forum
    We just responded to our first swarm call and were able to successfully transfer them to a 10 frame deep. They are much smaller than the Carni hive we have now. I wonder if they are a feral small cell type? Our question now is, how do we encourage them to stay? 1-Should we feed them? 2- I was...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Yesterday I captured a large sized swarm from my strongest hive. I put them in two medium 8 frame boxes due to the number of bees, along with some old brood comb and foundation. An experienced beekeeper suggested keeping them closed up for a couple days with sugar syrup since I'm keeping them...
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