Tagged: swarm rescue bees
March 24, 2018 at 9:04 am #11230
For all you bee rescue folks, we’re looking for a swarm. Our bees took off last Fall. We’ve been keeping bees now for 4 years, have all the equipment and organic surroundings. Let me know!
Jen PetrovichMarch 24, 2018 at 10:39 am #11231
There may be some individuals on this list who can help you but HoneyLove does
not do bee rescues.
Requests are referred to Bee Allies. You might contact them.March 25, 2018 at 6:28 pm #11232
Thanks Dennis! Yes, was hoping another participant in the forum would be a swarm rescuer or be able to refer me. I reached out to Bee Allies. Thanks!!March 25, 2018 at 7:38 pm #11233
The key to being self sufficient is to make some contacts with folks encountering swarms in the wider environment. That might be tree trimmers, remodeling contractors, house builders, gardeners, municipal agencies (police, fire, public works) garden centers and pest control businesses. Call up some of these and let them know you want to be notified when swarms show up, as swarm season has been going on for at least a month. Get your nuc box with frames of drawn comb ready so you are prepared at a moments notice. You should know how to get your own swarms, so also check into the methods of setting swarm traps in your vicinity. The Treatment Free beekeepers FaceBook group talks about it all the time.March 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm #11234
Clearly I misunderstood & now know that in So. Cal there aren’t bee rescuers that are looking for homes for the bees.
I’ll go ahead & buy ’em retail. I work way too many hours a week to be available to trap swarms.April 29, 2018 at 11:46 am #11249
Did you get bees eventually? I may have a hive I need to relocate and/or donate to someone.April 29, 2018 at 12:59 pm #11252
Yes, we bought bees this year. Three weeks in, they’re doing great! Thanks for asking.
JenApril 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm #11253
Hi, Eric—just be sure to follow the HL post guidelines if you are getting rid of a hive. There needs to be some disclosure and the colony should be listed on “Bulletin Board” Here is the text from the website—
For all posts regarding the sale/donation/trade of honey bees or beekeeping equipment, please use our new bulletin board forum and give full descriptions of your situation:
-How many boxes, deeps and mediums?
-Brood nest and honey storage areas?
-How old is the colony?
-Is it from a swarm, cutout, other?
-How often have in-hive inspections been done?
-What would be your assessment of the colony’s attitude to inspection in the brood nest? With proper smoking and preparation, of course.
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