This year there are many swarms and apart from the three I have waiting for new homes, I’m hearing of other swarm collectors in the club who also have bees ready for new owners.
If you are a new member waiting for a swarm to start your new hive, contact me on 0402 232014 or email@example.com and let me know. I’m keeping a list and will coordinate with other swarm collectors to ensure you get your bees as soon as possible. You will need at least one box, a base board, a lid and enough frames with foundation to fill your box. Because we are now experiencing a big nectar flow, a second box ready to go would be advisable.
If you are an existing member wanting more bees, stay in touch as I’m sure there will be enough excess swarms to go around.
The best way to become introduced to beekeeping is to accompany an experienced member in collecting swarms, so contact all the people already on the swarm list on the web site and offer your help. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll probably be surprised at just how easy it is to collect a swarm.
Be quick to get your boxes ready as these swarms are happening now!!!!