Beekeeping forum: Trapping wild swarms

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 31, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Getting ready to build some honeybee traps. I'm thinking of making at least 5, five frame medium traps. These aren't catch boxes. A bucket and lid makes a fine catch container. What I'making is a small hive. This way I check weekly, they move in, I close up the hole with hardware cloth and move them into 8 frame medium hives.
I really want local blood in my hives.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM CST

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Good luck Phillip I hope all 5 mini hives are filled quickly.
Let us know how it goes. The
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 31, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Absolutely, Margaret thanks for the encouragement.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Jan 24, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Going to try lemongrass essential oil as an attractant. 4 or 5 drops on a q-tip seems to be the most common advice online.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Apr 13, 2016 3:25 PM CST
There were scouts checking out one of my swarm traps today. They were in and out for at least 2 1/2 hours. From about 2 to after 5pm who knows they could have been there all morning also. My hive is north these came and went due east.


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