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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Opening the Sides of the Broodnest - OSBN Main points: Develops comb building before swarm season, which helps to reduce swarming. Due to extra comb for nectar storage and using up of nectar to make wax. Enlarges the size of the Broodnest when the bees would usually be reducing it by...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm thinking about putting a few swarm traps out next year. What are the best spots to put them in my area? Also when is swarm season in my area? I'm in highland New York (Hudson valley).
  3. Bee Forum
    Got first swarm in Lansing, MI on 5/12/14 and another on 5/14/14. One was from the entrance way to a restaurant and another moved into a cut out area I did. Please feel free to check them out on Facebook at the page Ole Bearz Bees.
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    It appears swarm season has began in Jackson, MI. I caught one and arrived on a call just after they left today. Another local beekeeper got a swarm last week and I have several swarm catchers hanging and they are getting a fair amount of scout traffic. I love swarm season!! Ben Schlenker 2nd...
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