A fellow beek from Poland read my swarm trapping book and built a trap. It caught bees, but under it. I’ve seen this happen before. I’m interested in seeing if we, as a beekeepers, can figure out the common denominator of why.
I’m looking to see if there is a trend. In his photo, and from his video I see a undersized hole and a huge swarm.
If anyone else has caught a underslung swarm, please comment below with the:
- How large was your entrance hole? (i.e. 1″ diameter)
- How large was the swarm? (ie. small/medium/big/huge/it-carried-off-the-trap)
- How big was the trap? (about 6 frame / 8-frame / 10-frame (langstroth)
thanks! Doing my part to save the world, as we all should.