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April in north Georgia means swarming season. I tried for about three years before I finally caught my first swarm last year. I put one of my nuc boxes up in a Bradford pear tree about 7 feet off the ground and put some lemongrass oil on it in mid-March. I caught a swarm in it about a month later. But I failed many times before.
In this post, I wanted to pass along what has worked for me and what has not so far.
from Enjoy Beekeeping Spring is just around the corner. Many beekeepers both new and experienced, are making plans for starting new colonies of bees in 2015. Are you one of the many that currently enjoy this amazing hobby? If so, you already know the excitement that comes from bringing home your package or nuc from your […]Read more »