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Offline yumuk

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Final placement of a feral hive
« on: June 28, 2022, 12:03:16 pm »
I built 3 swarm traps for the spring (mid-Atlantic area, USA).  I have 30 acres of woodland that are surrounded by farmland and fallow fields with lots of wildflowers.  I plan on bringing the newly (hopefully) caught hives to my other hives that are closer to my house (easy access to water; safety [electric fence]).  The places I have picked to place the swarm traps are about 1/4 to 1/2 mile from their final home.  Do I need to move the newly caught bees to a friend's house about 5 miles away for a week or 2 to keep the swam from returning to place where the trap was set initially?  Thanks

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Re: Final placement of a feral hive
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 08:22:33 pm »
If you move them quickly after entering, before they get established no. But even if you do let them get established you are only going to lose some foragers.

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Re: Final placement of a feral hive
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 09:53:16 am »
yumuk, I see this is your first post on the forum.  Welcome!

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Re: Final placement of a feral hive
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 06:48:04 pm »
I would also like to extend a warm welcome!
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