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Swarm Season
updated: Jan 23, 2013, 4:00 PM

By SBBA

Swarm season is just around the corner, and SBBA is looking for volunteers that want to learn and participate in swarm captures. If you are interested, please contact the Bee Rescue Hotline at 805-699-6229 to be put on our dispatch notification list.

If you are a new beekeeper and looking for a new colony of bees, swarms are a great way to get free bees. SBBA members have priority for our rescues, and if you are in need, please email todd@sbba.org to be put on the list.

SBBA just scheduled with Hydrex Pest Control to train all of their technicians in Bee Rescues. It is wonderful to see their commitment to the honeybee. Now we need to get the rest of the pest control companies on board!

If you see a swarm, please call SBBA @ 805-699-9194 and we will dispatch a rescue tech right away. Bee rescues are free to the community, but donations are greatly appreciated!

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 COMMENT 366700 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 04:18 PM

So cool! Great info--thanks for the post!

 

 COMMENT 366706 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 04:37 PM

Poohbear thanks you in advance!!!! MMMMM honey!

 

 COMMENT 366808P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 01:29 AM

They amaze me but severely "allergic" and must carry a pen with me at all times.

 

 COMMENT 366911 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 09:30 AM

So glad to hear about this! Many years ago we had a swarm congregating around the oleander in our front yard. We did not know the first thing to do and somehow managed to find out that an acquaintance of ours knew how to take the queen. Since I haven't seen the guy in years, it is nice to know who I can call if it ever happens again! Last summer a part of our sidewalk was cordoned off because of a wasp hive in or under the sidewalk. It looked like the City was involved with that removal.

 

 COMMENT 367198 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:51 PM

Medcliff.

 

 COMMENT 367254 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 08:02 AM

Please post this weekly!! Also, what can I do with wasps? I don't want to kill them but they are dormant now (cold) and will be "waking up" soon. I don't want to poison them, and would rather relocate them. Could I just wear motorcycle gear (impenetrable) and relocate them? Where to? Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

 SUSIECHAOS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 12:40 PM

Congratulations on the agreement with Hydrex! So great! I hope the other exterminators will also agree to rescue. You are doing great work--keep it up!

 

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