I have three hives at my farm, but none at my house which is in a neighborhood. I put in a huge garden and there are a ton of bees in my cucumbers. Is there a way to capture some and start a hive? I heard Michael Jordan the bee whisperer say you could do this. Do I need to buy a queen, get a box and just catch some? Has anyone done this? Am I just being wishful?
Btw, I don't know of anyone around with a hive in the neighborhood so I don't know where their home is
Location: woodland, washington
posted 1 year ago
well... sort of. it's more complicated than just catching some bees. read up on swarming behavior and bait hives and you'll be headed in the right direction.