Category Archives: Shaken Swarms

Catch Boxes

One of my typical 80 year old friends introduced me to catch boxes on a swarm call in 2015.  For years I had strapped hive bodies to bottom-boards for swarm retrievals.  It was always a pain.  New equipment was slick, things wouldn’t stay lined up, the … Continue reading

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Maybe facebook does have some value

Last weekend was filled by getting some used hive equipment as well as attempting to repair the main computer here at the LetMBee homestead.  Come to find out, I was also catching bees, and didn’t need to leave the house … Continue reading

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What a great Monday!

I finished the trap-out box this morning with good intentions of getting it hung, but my phone rang.  Swarm call number one 2012-04-30 this year. I grabbed a couple of extra boards and headed out.  Luckily I already had two … Continue reading

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