Swarm Trap Catching Going Well

2010
06.21

Back from my trip out to West Texas.  Got a little under the weather, the wife and I caught a minor cold from my baby nephew. But I was still up for checking a swarm trap today, the trap set at the flood settlement pond.  It finally caught one, saw consistent bee traffic going in and out.  Just before I left for the trip, I noticed that the swarm trap next to my driveway caught another swarm.  So that puts the count at 4 swarms caught this season. I think I only have 10 traps deployed right now.   I haven’t even checked the 2 near the  school or the one in the park north of me.

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So I intend to move these after dark sometime this week. Roberto caught a swarm too, so we will move his at the same time.

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Hive count 11, I think, plus the trap hives.

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3 Responses to “Swarm Trap Catching Going Well”

  1. max says:

    Do you use anything to attract the bees??

    max

  2. mccartney says:

    Watch both the Videos!
    I use Lemon Grass Oil. 8 drops

  3. Sheryl says:

    I am seeing some serious interest in 2 swarm traps, if the bees do move in how long is a good time to wait before moving them into a TBH?

    I am afraid if I move them too soon they will abscond, if I move them too late I will just have angry bees
    Thanks

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