Beekeeping and Bees

Inside the Hive

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Click to watch a video tutorial of what goes on inside an observation hive.

Trapout

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Sometimes bees build hives in tough places to get to - like 40 feet up inside the wall of a store. Here we can create a 1-way exit, and a temporary home for them to move to.

Bees are opportunists

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Any space about the size of 2-3 shoe boxes is big enough.  This is actually the hollow plaster capital from the house that Douglas Freeman owned in Richmond, VA, built in 1919.

Swarm Traps

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You can do the bees and your neighbors a favor by hosting a swarm trap.  These are boxes hung in a tree at your home between mid-February to mid mid-May.  Just call me when the bees move in, and I relocate them after nightfall. In exchange, you get a free bottle of honey that year!