Maybe a trap out might work better?OK,
I just got asked to come by someone’s home and take a look at a hive that has been in a hollow/dead tree for “several years” according to the property owners. They want to take the tree down but would like for someone to attempt to remove the hive prior to removing the tree. I plan on taking a swarm trap initially and setting it up for awhile and then assess the removal if possible. I am also going to attempt to use my FLIR depending on the circumference of the tree to get the exact location of the hive inside. Good problem to have here in Lancaster County, SC.
Amazing! I'm so happy for you, man! We had a swarm go through are yard but it didn't stop at one of my swarm traps. I am really hoping for one, so I can start my first bee colony ever.OK folks,
We are now up to 8 swarms so far this spring with NO end in site. It is shaping up to be a great year for bees here in Lancaster County, SC.
Any one else having this good of a swarm season?
Happy Hunting. Thanks..
Bee J,Amazing! I'm so happy for you, man! We had a swarm go through are yard but it didn't stop at one of my swarm traps. I am really hoping for one, so I can start my first bee colony ever.
You can't see it on my profile when you hover over my avatar? I thought I fixed that. It should say... Halifax, Virginia, USA. That's where I am located.Bee J,
Where are you located? If you are near me, I would be willing to give you a swarm. I would just need 5 deep frames in return.
I'm so glad for you! You've collected hundreds of dollars' worth of bees!Hey folks,
I just pulled a swarm box off my hunting property full of bees over to the home yard. This is the 3rd swarm from this location and the 9th total for me for 2022 here in Lancaster County, SC.
Congratulations!!I'm so glad for you! You've collected hundreds of dollars' worth of bees!
I just caught my first swarm and installed it last week. I hope your installs went well!
Keep Buzzing, BEEJ
Thank you. Yes it is very exciting! Sometimes I just love to sit down on a log and watch them for a while. I'm glad your installs went great and it's great that you've gotten to share with other newbies! I hope you have a fantastic season!Congratulations!!
Kind of cool a swarm and get it in a hive ’eh? All of my installs have gone well. I’ve even re homed a few to other new beekeepers. Good luck with the new colony.