Received a call regarding a bee tree. Owner does not want the tree taken down, so the obvious route is the trap out.
I have read, several times, the postings that iddee has written regarding the same. I feel educated enough to try and muddle through it. We will see.
Question is...how early is too early? I know that locally we are a few weeks away from drones flying...I should say, "I think". So, do I need to wait for that to be going on?
Does the night time temp have to be a certain average to have a good chance of success? I am considering the fact that the frames of brood have to be maintained by a small, but growing number of bees.
Regardless it will be at least another week before I can even consider it, due to my schedule. Hopefully my timing will not be too far off.