Bait Hive Caught another Swarm

2010
07.01

We’re getting a bit of rain from a approaching hurricane. Haven’t been out and about much. But nice to have rain in what is normally a baked hell here in Texas. I expect the honeyflow to extend due to the moisture. The rain keeps the blooms and nectar flowing. Cross your fingers.

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Checked the backyard swarm trap. By God, It has caught another. I almost want to laugh. That brings my 10 traps up to 6 swarms.  Far better then the 10-20% catch rate predicted.  The humor is that the trap I put in the front yard was a good trap. The trap in the backyard was a screwed up trap that I got the dimensions wrong and frames don’t fit it right. Too small, as well. But it has caught 2 small swarms this season. I’m really liking these traps at the house.  That’s 4 swarms at my house in a residential neighborhood.

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I asked Mann Lake to sponsor my beekeeping channel. It makes perfectly good sense for both sides. I have a concentrated beekeeping following and they need that. They are a good company as well.  Got to give them kudos for their speed to fix my minor order error.

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