How to Build a Swarm Trap
Capturing a swarm of bees is probably the least expensive way to expand your apiary. In the spring, bees reproduce by swarming. An existing hive will raise new queens that will supersede the old queen. The old queen will leave the hive and take with her...
Jan 22, 2010 ... http://learningbeekeeping.com/landing/catch-free-bees-swarms/ Yep, that link
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Apr 13, 2012 ... Shape is not important but its stupid to make a swarm trap without thinking of how
you can get out the swarm afterwards. Some comercial ...
Spring is great for using swarm traps to capture free bees. Strong colonies that
build up fast in early spring swarm earlier than the rest. In Texas, that can be the ...
Dec 6, 2014 ... If you're looking to increase the number of bees you keep, a swarm .... Check out
McCartney Taylor's book “Swarm Traps and Bait Hives” for ...
These boxes can be used nuc boxes, wood pulp containers, buckets, or whatever
container you can devise. I've seen swarms take up residence in covered ...
Jun 26, 2012 ... If you would like to make your own swarm trap to try out, Jason has instructions
on how to assemble a swarm trap. He also has a helpful do it ...
6 days ago ... An easy solution is a variation of the swarm bucket lid that employs a funnel or
cone to trap the bees. The funnel acts as a one way opening.