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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I found a almost unknown device for us but which is of a common use in every russian apiary the "Scion" - (Привой и роевня) it is a trap or a shelter to catch the swarm as early as possible without (may be) climbing trees. Can you find it here on the plan? There are many "designs" but...
  2. Bee Forum
    a coworker told me about a swarm of bees on the side of her house the night before. being late at night and concerned for her young children, her husband simply sprayed the swarm with a whole can of wasp killer and walked away. they hadn't seen any bee activity in their yard or on their house...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    a coworker told me about a swarm of bees on the side of her house the night before. being late at night and concerned for her young children, her husband simply sprayed the swarm with a whole can of wasp killer and walked away. they hadn't seen any bee activity in their yard or on their house...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I am totally new to beekeeping. During the beginning of May 2014 I had the pleasant surprise of finding a swarm of bees and decided to collect it and give it a place to stay. I did this having in mind the possibility of starting beekeeping if they decide to settle. I collected the swarm...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I caught my first swarm 2 days ago thursday. That was pretty cool. My question is this. Look at the attached img. maybe 1/2 of the bees never went into the box. What is going on? Is that where the queen is? How do I get them to move in? Do I need to intervene or give them some time. You can see...
  6. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Thanks for the feedback. I have good tech skills doing cutouts. First attempt to move a swarm. Approximately 20,000 bees with queen in a Bradford pear. Temps in the upper 50s but they had been on the branch two days. I climbed a ladder, used a very wide mouth bucket and bumped the swarm. Drove...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I captured a very large angry swarm of bees a few weeks ago, the queens laying pattern was erratic so I was very happy to find another swarm which I combined with it last week. I captured and removed the 'bad' queen and was very excited to have a new queen. Note I have never done this before so...
  8. Bee Forum
    What is better location for the new swarm/colony? Most likely this swarm is from my small bee yard but I am not certain. 1- Move swarm tonight to my bee yard 150 feet away? 2- Move swarm tonight to friends house 3 miles away? thanks, Gail
  9. Bee Forum
    So, I got called on a swarm that was one of three that a wild hive in a large upside down flower had thrown. Calm bees from what I can see. The swarm that I was there to look at was thought to be the first that showed up about 6 weeks ago. Then it sounds like the swarm broke into two chunks...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a "wild colony" in a hole in a living tree, I am trying to coax them into a hive anyone had any sucess with something like this ? I have coated the foundations in hive with 1: 1 sugar water and have a boardman feeder installed they are useing the feeder. I am hoping if they swarm they...
  11. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    My second experience in trying to save a colony is complete. all the combs broke off when I lifted the lid. I could not find the queen, but I have more hope for this attempt/ The brood had empty comb on each side of about 5 combs of brood. There were a LOT of bees and brood in all stages. This...
  12. Bee Forum
    I looking to buy or build a good and appropriate size bee vac for swarm capture. I'd appreciate any recommendations.
  13. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I got a call from a friend who said there was a swarm of bees on the lawyer's office sign next door to his house. When I arrived there were a couple of clusters of bees. Using my bee brush I swept them into an empty hive. I left the hive there for a couple of hours to see if any of the...
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