"I have several of those that I use. It is also a good idea to put your rates on them if you are charging. I used to charge, but most of the time I just work for tips these days. I don't do nearly as many removals as I used to."
"Rob, this is not the real swarm season. This is the pre-season opener. There's not even drones flying yet. The local ferals are "floating their paycheck" so to speak and spending everything before the deposit is made. Just you wait.…"
"In about 3 weeks your toilet tank bees will be packing it in. There's lot's for them when the time is right. My best hives are in places like that. Don't despair. They are still building up, and they were a bit small to begin with.…"
"Diana - moving bees a short distance is always a hair pulling adventure. It takes about a week for them to learn where their new home is.
Kenneth - I would use foundation. If you really want them out you could also seal up the box and cavity, so…"
"My plums are blooming - also picked up a swarm today from near the golf course. We could probably start making splits and "float a check" on the queen, but I want to wait a week or two for insurance.
My bees hardly touched their stores,…"
"From what I saw when I was in my hives today, I am estimating doing my first swarm control splits in about 3 weeks here in the Alamo area. My High rolls bees will be later. They are definitely bringing stuff in and brooding up. Pulled off a lot of…"
I'm asking when and where. Do I need to bring my spikes, and they are pole stikes, not tree spikes, sorry. Probably going to need to upgrade. Hope this reaches you. Trying to figure out this system. Seems different.
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