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Hi Mary — (again)
Can you give me the dimensions of the bird house? and also, are you positive they are honeybees and not yellow jackets? Maybe you can send me a picture? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Might just do that. Our bees absconded a week ago, so we have a hive ready. How big are the bird houses? Do you think they’re separate colonies or the same?
although we’ve been keeping bees for 5 years now, we won’t be particularly helpful. we’re very passive, hands off beekeepers. we pretty much leave them completely to themselves except to be sure they have expansion space and when we harvest honey (maybe once a year). Last year we discovered we had mites because we found some bees in the pool that had mites attached to them. We chose not to treat the hive. the bees absconded in late October, but left us 1.5 gallons of honey (awesome!). Last year it was a feral hive. This year we bought bees.
Good luck with your hive!
Yes, we bought bees this year. Three weeks in, they’re doing great! Thanks for asking.
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.
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!!