Well the really nice weather has finally arrived. Yea!!!
Went out to my flowering crabapple tree and saw some honey bees. Not a lot but some.
Now I do not know of anyone around here (within 3 miles) keeping honey bees and I have asked several neighbors if they knew of any and so far all have said no. They also didn't know of anyone either.
I probably already know the answer to this question but here goes...
Is it safe to assume these are feral bees? Probably not.
Is there a way to find out where they are coming from? Again probably not but I hope so.
Lastly I will be getting a swarm lure from Mann Lake today and will be putting it in my swarm trap. Any recommendations?
The trap is on a post about 12 ft up and facing south within 15 ft of the crabapple tree. I have already put lemon grass oil in it and am waiting. I know this is just like fishing. So patience is needed.
Any help would be appreciated.