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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    As explained earlier this week, this past Monday I captured a swarm from one of my hives. The swarm is currently at home in a 2-story nuc. My new hive was delivered this morning, so I can move the swarm from the nuc into a one-box medium hive this weekend, if that's a good idea. I don't want to...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    New beekeeper here. Installed two nucs on May 26. Everything has gone well throughout the summer. I was assured not to worry about swarming this year. Obviously, that was the wrong advice. Yesterday, one of my two hives swarmed. I saw it, swarm landed on cypress tree about 10 feet away. I...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    3rd year bee keeper and I lack experience. So it's almost September and one of my hives is prepping to swarm. I tried to prevent getting to this point. A good month ago queeny seemed honey bound so I put 2 empty bars in, spaced out near the middle and end of the broodnest, but they just didn't...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    My sister in law is a brand new beek who purchased a top bar hive a week and a half ago. The seller told her not to open the hive for a week. She never did. They swarmed yesterday. She's very upset and would have liked to have at least set up a baited box but she didn't know what was coming...
  5. Bee Forum
    I’m a third year beekeeper. Last year I had a hive really get big on me and throw off two or three swarms. This year, I had one hive (different one) come out of winter pretty strong and again – build up and large quickly. Two weeks ago, I decided to do a “walk away” split – and on Saturday, I...
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