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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
    I had the privilege of catching my first swarm of bees in Southern IL yesterday. Brought them home (about 15-20 miles) and my mentor told me to place them right next to my other 2 hives. It was at least a double medium size swarm. I went out this morning to replace one frame (taken out to...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    This is my first year--I installed at the end of April. I've been inspecting about every 8 days, but last weekend skipped and truly paid for it today: they flew (in front of me) up into our pine tree about 30 feet up. My dear boyfriend jerry-rigged a telescoping pole and a salmon net lined...
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