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!
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?
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) 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still no takers. Maybe I will go out and re-apply.
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… 🙂