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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Has anyone fed bees in a tree? I found a bee tree late last fall. I think it was from a very late swarm and may not have much honey. It's on a walking trail that I use a lot and I think I would have noticed them if they'd been there long, not for sure though. Saturday I built a shelf for a Hogan...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I started a trap out a few days back, but the bees seem more interested in clustering at the location of the old entrance than moving into the new box - even though they have to pass through it and across a brood comb/queen cell to exit the old hive. What can be done to get them more intrested...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Got a call about three weeks ago concerning bees in a Hickory Tree about 5 blocks from my house. The landlord had just paid a pest control company to do a big cutout of his brick facade to take care of a colony in his duplex. Afterwards, they noticed this about 13 feet up in a hickory tree...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    The Water Department in Creve Coeur, IL found this bee tree when removing some brush to fix a broken water main. In doing so they opened the direct flight bath for the bees across a school ground and ball field. Lots of people walk down that path too so they wanted the bees out to negate their...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Now that I have found a wild bee colony and bees are excepting the hive body I've set in front of their hive with a queen cell in it, how long will it take the Queen to abscond? I think I have thought of a way to capture her on her exit but need to know when to place my gadget on the trap out.
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