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Southerns Beekeeping Association Forums Bee Keepers New Hive looking for a swarm

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  • #356

    stuart
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    Good Afternoon.

    There is a massive bee crisis this year and i really want to do my bit to help.

    I used to have two hives but we had to move and the people who moved in had the hives removed
    before i could collect them ( I was at boarding school)

    I have recently purchased a hive and had no success attracting a wild swarm.
    i have planted tons of flowers (mainly scented lavender) and baited the hive with lemongrass oil

    I would really love for someone to help me relocate a hive into my hive so that they
    can get started on the brood.

    I have called many bee removal businesses and they are willing but going to charge
    me a lot of money. As a current student i am strapped for cash but really don’t want
    my hive to be sitting empty when its such a great new home for them.

    Please if you can assist at all please post and ill get in touch.

    #362

    Lantz Mattinson
    Keymaster

    Hello Stuart

    Have you tried a trap hive? I have a few spares ones if you would like to use them. I am not sure where you are based but contact me 0836819281 and lets see what we can do.

    Cheers
    Lantz

    #368

    stuart
    Participant

    Hi Lantz

    Thank you very much for the offer.

    I’m reporting back today that I finally got a hive 😀

    I had used lemon grass on cotton wool and fed them sugar water syrup and they decided it’s a pretty fantastic home.

    So, so excited. They are focusing around the queen for now and only occuping 4 frames but I’m sure it will flourish.
    So glad they got settled before the rains.
    Have a great weekend.

    Stuart

    #369

    Lantz Mattinson
    Keymaster

    Hello Stuart

    That is good news. Well done. Very happy for you and enjoy the bees.

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