This year I plan on doing a lot of swarm trapping. I have a goal of having 10 hives by the end of the summer. With that, I want to find some feral honey bee colonies with good genetics that I can place swarm traps around. Check out my post on swarm trapping if you want to learn more about swarm trapping.
I want to catch swarms with survivor genetics. In my opinion, the strongest and healthiest colonies are ones that are actively reproducing through swarming. In order to find these strong feral colonies, I plan on beelining.
If you want to learn more about beelining, visit my post on beelining. The first thing that you need is a convenient way to capture, feed, and release honey bees. The best way to do this is with a beelining box.
In this video, I will give a brief introduction and show how you can build a beeliningbox. I am working on plans for this build and hope to have them up on this site soon. The box I make in this video is a prototype build, but it gives a good idea of how you can design one yourself. I am using it to design a box that will be easy for beekeepers with minimal woodworking tools to build.