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Can I capture honey bees and start a hive?

 
M Johnson
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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?

Thanks

Btw, I don't know of anyone around with a hive in the neighborhood so I don't know where their home is
 
tel jetson
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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.
 
John Master
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if the hives at your farm are very strong you could do a split, getting kind of late in the season though? I have 5 swarm boxes up hoping as well for some freebees. Good youtube videos on the topic.
 
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