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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have never kept bees before, but my dad has had a feral hive in his backyard for probably 5 years now. I was going to set a bait hive next weekend but it swarmed about 30ft away about 3-4 days ago behind an old porcelain sign hanging on a wooden fence. He doesn't mind the one hive but...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Been wanting to raise bees since I was 12 years old. I think it's time now. Found a large hive under a dead tree next to my fence line and have been watching it for a while. Two weeks ago I went to distract myself again by visiting my new backyard tenants when I realized that the tree had...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I am currently cultivating a feral bee hive, and I'm not entirely sure about their degree of Africanization, but I'd still really like to replace the queen with a mated Italian or maybe a Carniolan Queen. Being a feral hive, I have nothing marked and no way to do so, so that makes it especially...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I found a feral hive in a cable spool. There were two spools, one stacked on top of the other. I shined a light down into the top of the top spool, but there were no bees or comb, so I removed the top spool. I found that the holes in the spools weren't lined up, so they could not move up into...
  5. Photo/Video Gallery
    I responded to a swarm call today and found a waist high swarm with about 3 pounds of bees. I hived them with the queen this morning in less then an hour. About four hours later the home owner called back and said the bees were back. I said the bees are in my backyard and I am looking at...
  6. Welcome Forum
    I'm new to beekeeping and at this point I am simply gathering equipment and preparing for Spring 2012. I was inspired this spring by a swarm that took up residence in a large upside down terra cotta pot in my backyard. I called a local beekeeper who specializes in live removal. He was very...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am new to this forum, hello everybody. I am also new to beekeeping. I jumped in with two feet, no one to teach me so much but wanting to learn. So I have a few hives going, all done in various ways. Beekeeping is fascinating, I am sure you all are quite aware of this, it is new to me...
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