Free Bees Anyone?

Today is Sunday 5/6/12

With the bees I have caught in the last week I am quickly approaching my quota for the year.  If anyone out there is in need of bees and they live within 50 miles of Liberty, IN please contact me via e-mail.  This year I will be giving them away.

Things will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.  You will need your own  wooden-ware because I have none left to spare.  If I give you 8 frames I will need 8 frames back preferably assembled.  All frames are DEEPS.

You would either get 6 or 8 frames of bees at whatever stage they are at drawing them out.  I can make sure that each group has a laying queen.  I cannot be sure of genetic background or age of any queen.  Weights will vary considerably.  There are no guarantees, other than if you get a group and something happens I may be able to get you another one.

If I don’t get any notification the traps will come down and I can return to getting more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep per night.

Send me e-mails!


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8 Responses to Free Bees Anyone?

  1. Sam says:

    oo oo me me!! um I would have to drive many hours to get to your place lol. How many did you get so far?

    • Sam says:

      lol google maps says 13 hours driving, I’m crazy enough to try it to, I don’t know what the regulations are for transporting bees across the border though, would be a weird border declaration (um I have a trunk full of bees) 🙂

      • Jason says:

        They might get the rubber gloves out at the border. I am interested in local propagation. Thats the way that bees do it naturally. Those traps I make are easy. I am going to have a post soon on LGO. I have changed my thinking on that stuff. I used to think what brought my bees in was old comb. This year I had a LGO leak. I got it all over myself. It was like I had a swarm of scouts on me.

        Big traps attract swarms.

        • Sam says:

          Yea I’m using 2x warre boxs for my traps, this is interesting how do you use LGO? (lemon grass oil, had to look it up 🙂 I painted the inside with bees wax to give it a lived in smell with a cotton swab of LGO, it drys out kind of fast though.

  2. Mil says:

    Sounds like your experiment is a success. I still haven’t had any takers for the swarm lure hive we have out.

    I wonder if I should try putting plain LGO in the box…I made lure with bees wax and LGO.

    • Jason says:

      Don’t know if it would work better or not. You never know unless you try. Everything I had read on the subject stated that you needed to be careful how much you added. Previously I had been adding only a couple of drops to a paper towel. I am not going to waste the stuff, but I will probably be a little more liberal with application.

      I have some traps out right now that I have begun applying the LGO to the paper towel by rolling it up, and inserting it into the stock bottle. When I see that the oil begins to wick up the paper towel I remove it. I actually remember doing that a couple of times last year when I was putting up traps and forgot my dropper. Luckily I carried around the bottle of LGO in my “trap bucket”. Kinda stupid since it is glass, BUT I reviewed those records and I caught bees in those traps.

  3. Mil says:

    Still no takers. Maybe I will go out and re-apply.

    • Jason says:

      I have had some e-mails. I have “orders” from some different people I know around here. I still can handle 2 more. Things have slowed down here. I think we need a good rain to get things swarming again. I am actually ready for it to be over so I can start getting a little more sleep… 🙂

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