One of the best things about our second year of beekeeping is all the free bees I’ve been able to obtain. Last year I had to purchase package bees to get started, this year I’ve not spent a dime on package bees. Last week I learned of another feral colony that was causing some trouble for a lady near Soperton, GA.
The bees had taken up residence in an old 55 gallon drum. The landowner estimated that the bees lived there for 3 or 4 years. When I opened it, I found the drum was almost 3/4 full of comb and bees. It took a few hours to finish, but I managed to get the drum cleaned out and the bees hived successfully.