How to hunt a swarm of bees to become a beekeeper. It happens on this earth of ours.
In order to hunt bee hives, you will need a combination of bees, a shop vacuum or a bee vacuum, a bee box, frames and sugar water in a spray bottle. Next, let it be known that if someone encounters a swarm of bees, do not spray them with pesticides. Instead, have them call you to take out the swarm.
If they are on the ground, sprinkle them with sugar water so that they become very still and you can bang them in the bee box and on the frames. You can use your optional bee vacuum to make sure you vacuum all the bees.
If they are not on the ground, you can use a bucket with a telescopic pole. Spray the bucket with sugar water. Then direct the bucket to where the bees are and shake it to where the bees fall into the bucket. Once you put the bees in the bucket, you can leave them there or shake them in a bee box.
The most important part of this is making sure you get the queen. If you do, your bees should bounce back and thrive quite easily. If by any chance you don’t get the queen, be sure to replace her ASAP.
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