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  1. Bee Forum
    With 3 swarms in 4 days and running out of equipment, it all went a bit crazy. Question 1: What is the best thing to do with swarm cells? I read a BBKA (UK) article recently where after an artificial swarm, the writer was OK with leaving all emergency/swarm cells in the hive and not to bother...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Because it's swarm season and because this catcher is so easy to make, I shot some photos and video of swarm catcher for those hard to reach swarms. http://solarbeez.com/2014/04/16/using-the-steinkraus-morse-swarm-catcher/
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello All, My hive is in the back yard in a residential area. I will be doing swarm prevention methods as well, but to prevent swarms causing issues, what do you think about clipping one of the queen's wings and having the hive on a stand high enough to place a 5 frame Nuc underneath? So since...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be home when my bees swarmed. I had done some reading on this site about setting up swarm traps. Through the tips I received here, I was able to capture my own swarm. They left the hive and balled up in a pine tree about 25' away and 40' up. I could not...
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