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Offline DayValleyDahlias

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Saw Feral Hive in City
« on: December 06, 2008, 12:28:45 AM »
Saw my second feral hive today.  On our way home and stopped in traffic, looked up towards a light standard and saw the bees flying!  At the Very top of the light standard was a hole.  The sweet little bees must have an interesting hive inside the pole! This was on Highway 9 in Santa Cruz, CA

The first feral hive I found was in downtown Grants Pass, Oregon. Bees living in walls of an old building...LOL

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Re: Saw Feral Hive in City
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 06:48:55 AM »
Would be a great place to put out swarm traps.


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Re: Saw Feral Hive in City
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 02:43:11 AM »
JP.

I was thinking I might find someone nearby who might allow me to place a swarm trap out near the light pole. 

Nothing ventured, nothing gained eh??

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Re: Saw Feral Hive in City
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 11:09:21 AM »
JP.

I was thinking I might find someone nearby who might allow me to place a swarm trap out near the light pole. 

Nothing ventured, nothing gained eh??

Yahoo

Exactly Sharon! There may not be a huge amount of space inside the pole where the colony is (I don't know) so it may be prone to throwing off swarms often, go getcha some!


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