Well I don't know if that was my wife and I or not getting the swarms in Quincy that you mention. We got two in one week, one of those on 5-29, the other in early June. Small swarms, 1.5 pound, and the other one pretty small too, less than 2 pounds I'd guess. They're both going gangbusters in their new home now.Saw another beekeeper get two in Quincy the last week of May.
Well if one of ours decide to throw another swarm, I'll tell 'em to head SouthEast ...Wish it'd pick back up again...
I think this is pretty accurate. Add to this the winter we just had. I had my eye on 2 feral colonies that didn't survive the "arctic vortex". I knew if any swarms were caught this spring, they'd be golden. They'd have great genetics.Maybe we lost too many hives and the replenishment seemed to happen in late May....so many packages and nuc' may have only been in for less than 30 days
I've got Missouri bees in my yard. They pack a good sting. Love mushroom hunting and fishing in Saverton, that's good land. Good luck with your traps.BTW, I'm including myself in the IL thread because I live on the Mississippi River and can see IL from my porch. Close enough, right?
I've wondered if we'd get some late ones been keeping my eye on a Ferrell colony that survived the winter and they are bearding heavily got a trap 10 ft from the tree they landed in last yrI've got a strong hive building swarm cells....maybe one of you will get a swarm after all!!! LOL