How To Catch Swarm Of Bees And Install In A Beehive
How to catch a swarm of bees: To catch the swarm of bees and installing in a beehive can save your money but you have to ensure the species of bees you’re going to catch. Because all bees are not profitable to keep and some species are very ferocious and their stings are very dangerous.
These are the natural bees caught to populate beehives. Remember, the commercial beekeepers are not very interested to catch these natural bees. Instead, they use Apis Mellifera or Apis Cerena to maximize the profit of their business.
Learn how to catch a swarm of bees and install them in the beehive. Find here step-by-step instructions to help you successfully install a swarm of bees in the hive. To learn more, click here. Here is an image of the honeybee nest in a garden tree. This type of bee is easy to catch and keep in the beehive as there is a small distance between the bee nest and the ground.
In this image, you see that a beekeeper is covered with a bee suit and collecting bees from the natural beehive in a small tree. You can keep some honey in the frame to attract bees to come in the frame and then keep bees in your box. There are usually 8 or 10 frames in the box and wax sheets are installed in each frame.
The box must be empty and without any previous bees. If you keep these new bees with previous bees, then they fight with each other and kill them. Previous bees will never accept new bees in the colony. If all bees are new then they will recognize each other and rearrange themselves in the colony.
Collecting a swarm of bees from a small tree is easier than a tall tree. Also, it’s easy to catch and keep in the box. Because you can keep the box near to the bee nest and on the ground. But if the bee’s nest is at a long height from the ground you need some extra arrangements to keep the box near the nest.
Keep some honey inside the box frame or install a feeder pot in the box that will help you to get most of the bees from a tree into your box automatically. They are addicted to honey and if they get the smell of honey they will gather there naturally. After getting most of the bees the rest you can move them with a soft hairbrush.
Before doing that you must wear hand gloves. Never use your hand or finger to remove them. If you irritate them they will sting. Don’t expect to shift 100% of bees from the tree to your box. Many bees will be outside yet. Install the frame into the box which was in your hand.
Remove the natural beehive from the tree. Keep the box cover open a few hours and near the tree. Many bees that were visiting outside will come and search for the old hive. When they will not find the old hive and see friends and family members are in the new hive, they will enter there.
Tips and warning:
This method is not recommended for beginner beekeepers or those who are allergic to the bee sting. The professional beekeeper can catch Swarm of bees and they know which species of bees are to keep for getting maximum benefits or more honey.
Remember, the quantity of honey production is depending on the species of bees and the size of the beehive or bee population. Some types of bees are ferocious (wild bees) and habituated to sting. Their stings are also painful and few stings can cause death. To catch this type of swarm of bees an expert professional is necessary.
World Beekeeping Association
Beekeeping Guide by Kimberly Scott