I think this is the first spring that I have been this ready, ready for the wild Japanese honey bees to swarm. I have enough hives built for seventy new colonies, seventy… Have I gone crazy? …. Maybe! I also have enough traps for those seventy and enough places to place the those traps. Golden week for me is going to be a busy one and I have set a goal of 30 new hives this year. Now please, nice spring weather please.
This year I plan to go big, I let last year slip by and I am not going to let that happen again. Catching swarms won’t really start until the middle of April, so I right now I am building boxes and weathering them. I still have a hundred odd boxes to make so my time is limited.