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  1. Bee Forum
    There were some 20 bees or so checking out a swarm trap today. Weather wasn't that good so it was a bit surprising. This is the most activity seen at this location this year. The trap has some old brood comb an swarm commander. Weather has been very poor for the entire year so far. What do...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi! I'd love some advice on this: I bought a 5 frame (Langstroth) nuc two weeks ago. I moved the colony to a 2' long x 1' tall box and mixed in some top bars. The colony seems to be doing fairly well. As of last weekend the colony had 3+ brood frames and two drawn frames with some honey. I...
  3. Welcome Forum
    I'm super excited to be learning about bees and I'm full of questions! My family recently took into our care a hive of bees and they seem to be happy and healthy in my mom's beautiful garden. Of course being new to the care taking of bees we do not know every possible thing to know and that's...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Just receaved an email about a couple of swarms in canyonville,Oregon not too far from me (about 30 miles) The post came in on tuesday morning. I have no experiance in catching swarms and would love to "assist" for one of them. I do have a 9-5 job so it might have to be on the weekend but time...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    The hive is in Tigard Oregon and I live in Tampa Florida so think about it. The hive is still here and it looks like it is getting rather full. There is no problem with who ever wants the bees to take the birdhouse with them. I thank you in advance for any help you may provide. I live in the...
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