I am not a beekeeper but one summer in Oklahoma I had the opportunity to work bees. That sparked my interest so here I am!
I am in SW Arizona and have had bees living under a 40 foot container for 4 years now. I saw them swarm once and thought they were gone but the hive continues to thrive. The entrance is at ground level. The orange and citrus blossoms are on now and I have orchards all around me. The bees are very busy ;)
If I buy a starter kit, how do I go about transferring the bees into the hive boxes I set up? They are very gentile. I spent time close to them and seen no aggression. If I just set the hives near their entrance on the ground, will they just move in?
Interesting reading here. Thank you all in advance for your response.