First, I love your wonderful website. I have followed it for many years and I cannot believe how much it has grown it the last three months. Please post this email in your brainstorming section, I would love to read the replies to it there.
Wendy, I hope you go the next step and either come in as a guest or join the forum - the magic of the forum is that YOU DON'T NEED ME to post this - the forum is really easy to use and you can post this and as many questions as you like there. I'll gladly post the question and have fun tracking it too. I hope to see you in the forum as would everyone else there, they are a great group of people who are always willing to help.[/b]
We live near a orchard which has many hives brought in early each sring to polinate the apples, peaches and pear trees. During the two weeks they are there we get many swarms that fill our property, but they all seem to be way up in the tall pines where we cannot safely get to them.
We've shook the tress, even slammed the trees with a sledge hammer hoping to dislodge them, but the just fall on our heads and we run away like crazy - lol.
I'd like to know what your members would do to get these bees down. We even bought two starter kits to give them good homes. I see in all your photos of swarms on mailboxes and bumpers and picnic tables, do different bees swarm to different levels?
please help us, we will be getting those hives nextdoor in a week or two and we want to start beekeeping this year - so please help us any way you can. Thank you again for your help.
Wendy in PA.