putting a rifle round thew the cluster at dusk so they fall to the ground and crawl in the a box has been said to work
That's actually pretty clever. We have a number of drones I could have used.I was thinking could you use a quadcopter to get something to them. sounds a bit late now though
Maybe you could hunt for their hive now. If your wife knows the general direction they flew , just set your honey out and depending how elaborate you want to get. Mark the bees different colors then time each bee. Kinda triangulate where the hive is. it's an event really. But if it's a high $ queen, it would be fun and if found, worth it.That's actually pretty clever. We have a number of drones I could have used.
Last year I had a call to a swarm that was around 30 feet up in a tree. I was on the top of a 20 foot extension ladder with my 18 foot painters pole with a bucket on the end. Most of the swarm was plastered all over a big, thick branch, but a small portion was dangling. I was able to scoop that piece - maybe 25% - and dump it into my box. I guess I got the queen, because the bees that missed the box started heading in. I couldn’t figure what else to do, so I made arrangements to leave the box and started packing up the van. A neighbor came out to ask what all the excitement was about, and as we talked for several minutes, I saw the swarm in the tree take flight. I ran back to see what was going on and was lucky enough to see the whole swarm move into my box. It’s great when bees do what you want them to.A few years ago I got a swarm call and when I got there I was very disappointed because it was about 50' up in a pine tree. I called one of my buddies to come over and we stared at it trying to figure out what to do for about 30 minutes, then magic happened: A few scout bees must have been sniffing around the box I had on the ground without us noticing because as the swarm started to get smaller on the tree, it suddenly was filling my box!
We have a number of drones I could have used
I mean, if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.
Where we did we put that wheelbarrow the albino had?
Over the albino, I think.
Well, why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place?
Put 5 traps around the yard they swarmed in. Everything but the QMP but did have some swarm lure which supposedly made from spent queens. No luck.I lure them down with a hive with old comb, some lemograss oil and some QMP. It works most of the time.
As Michael said earlier this has been a good approach in your situation. Alas, they still have a mind of their own so to say and like in fishing sometimes the big ones get away. Sorry It didn’t work out.I lure them down with a hive with old comb, some lemograss oil and some QMP. It works most of the time