Monthly Archives: May 2013

Preparing for Swarm Season and More!

We just completed our series on Preparing for Swarm Season. Click here to read about bait hives. Click here to read about swarm boxes. Click here to read about swarms that are hard to handle. Finally, ed click here to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Swarm Season: Catching the Swarm

When a swarm first leaves the hive, try you’ll see a cloud of bees circling in the area and hear a roaring sound. The bees will be landing on every surface in site. It’s fun to stand in the middle of … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Swarm Season: Hiving Obstreperous, Recalcitrant, Intractable, Noncompliant, Uncooperative Swarms

Not all swarms that you catch will accept your accommodations. In my experience, about 30% of the swarms I catch want to find their own home in the forest or in someone’s house. They might start to enter your hive and then, … Continue reading

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