- May 17, 2021
- Reaction score
- Perpignan, France
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- More than I planned
That is a top tip - will remember that! Thanks.Thanks for the great video Richard! Glad you got them in safely.
One thing, I saw you returning back to the box to collect bees that had returned, no doubt because the Queen's pheromones were still on the bait hive surface where the swarm had congregated. A really good tip that was I given once was to use either a deodorant spray or a squirty bottle filled with something like Jeyes fluid to spray the area where the bees were once you've brushed them away. This masks the Q's pheromone and helps stop bees returning to that spot thinking the Q's still there (and saves you trekking backwards and forwards). We now have a squirty bottle permanently in our swarm kit just for this.
Not sure roll-on will work as well.