I quite agree. Swarms are fun to catch and trap. As one of the larger beekeepers in this area, I seem to collect the majority of the local calls and my buddies have requested that I "share the wealth." I'm happy to do so. But as I make these referrals, my buddies sigh about how they have to turn me down because they don't have their equipment ready.
Really? You're not ready and you want more bees? Come on, you have to be ready!
And you have to be ready at a moment's notice to get out and retrieve these loose swarms before they find a more permanent home.
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