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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello Bee community! I was hiking the property yesterday and an old oak tree had a limb fall exposing a large active hive. The timing couldnt have been worse as there is lots of rain on the horizon and it is beginning as we speak. Are there any suggestions for what I could do to help...
  2. Bee Forum
    So the first week of August I discovered a small beehive on our property while mowing. We went out and got some equipment and ordered some. We checked on them today and they seem to be half as big as it was. We plan on capturing them this monday. So 1 - why the size reduction? And 2 - help...
  3. Bee Forum
    The whole situation is odd anyway. Small swarm moved in underneath floor of wood shop late summer - about 16" off ground. Been trying to keep them going to move them come spring. Have 3 holes in floor 1/2" that they can come up to get sugar syrup or work on sugar brick. That area is covered...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Completed my first cutout yesterday and thought I would share the lesson learnt. The wild hive was in the back of a couch that was on a veranda. It had been there for nearly 3 months but already had several large combs of brood each similar in size to a deep frame, but vertical. I cut out the...
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