I say we start a "swarm pool", sort of like they do for a football game or some other sporting event.
How many swarms (not sure if we include cutouts or trapouts, maybe that's a separate pool) can Zookeep catch in a specific amount of time, say 2 months, or maybe 4?
This is just sooooooooooooooooooooooo totally unfair! :lol:
Wow Iddee thats real nice, My sons out now hunting now for hog or deer not sure what 1 he is after, I used to love to hunt just dont have the time needed anymore to put into it, gratz on the kills ancing:
I am with Perry on this one. In my new apiary rich with golden rod, new comb was very yellow, nothing like that in my home apiary where clover and sweet clover were major plants, and new comb is always white.
Im pulling my ads for a while, Im getting too many calls and cant keep up and I need a break, hard to think this is the slow time of year too, got another hollow palm and a shed call last night with bees in them, also was contacted by a pest control company, the woman that owns it has a hive in her house and she wants me to do all her bee calls, she said she does not like having to kill honeybees, works for me but I need a day off. I dont know maybe Im just cranky cause I been up since 530am and the coffee has not kicked in yet.
Agree with Iddee, raise your rates and/or charge for the easy ones, that will slow it down some. Free or cheap will keep you hopping but if they have shell out a few bucks some will slow down on you. I don't even advertise free swarm removal anymore as everybody thinks a hive is a swarm and want em gone for free. Now I leave my card with Real Estate agents and do service work with them. I charge for trap outs and cut outs and property managers or sellers don't mind paying for your work. Jim