Archive for the ‘swarm traps’ Category

Swarm Trap Book Almost Finished


2011
05.22

I’ve finishing writing my new book on swarm trapping, it has cleared the editor and is now at the designer. It looks to be about 55 pages with 36 photos.
I’m putting it out as both a kindle book and via Amazon as a printed book.

Swarm Traps working – 2 more caught


2011
04.19

Mailed off my state sales taxes today, on the way home I checked on 3 swarm traps.

Spring! Finally here!


2011
03.05

Spring has pulled up to my part of Texas. Oak trees are beginning to bud, that is my indicator that swarm traps need to be deployed. My earliest known swarm is March 1.
Swarm traps for the spring

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Notes to self:
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Friday, I deployed 3 traps at the homestead, 1,2,3 and three more nearby 11, 12, 4. I also recovered 2 crashed traps from last year, one near the waterworks that merely fell, the other smashed by teenagers, I presume. Both were refurbed, numbered 5 & 6, baited and left outside to deploy to the 4plex.
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I need to knock together 100 more deep frames. I forgot how much time those buggers take, remind me to buy pre-built next year.

Predicting Honeyflows and Swarms with Soil moisture maps


2011
02.14

There are good years, and bad years.

Preparing Swarm Traps for Spring


2011
01.18

I ran 10 traps last year and caught 6 swarms. This year I’ve got 30 traps, and will be starting a grand experiment to find optimum locations, as well as making a DVD on swarm trapping.Swarm traps for the spring

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Winter is the most under used season of beekeeping, it is a time for maintenance, ordering equipment, planning marketing, and preparing for the coming year.

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