Do You Have a "Just-in-Case" Swarm Trap Near Each Bee Yard?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by litefoot, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. litefoot

    litefoot New Member

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    ...to catch swarms from your own colonies so you can feel like this :thumbsup: instead of this :crybye:. I was pondering having one on the far side of my back yard...just in case. Is this standard procedure for some (or all) of you?
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I have tried and never been successful. But I had a swarm move into an empty box in my backyard last year. :thumbsup:
     

  3. Barbarian

    Barbarian New Member

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    At home (no bees), I have an outside stack of sealed used boxes. Every year, I get scout bees checking them out. I put a bait box on top of the stack and each year get one or two swarms in it.

    A friend of mine (no bees) likes me to place a bait hive in his garden. He is well pleased to see scouts investigating and the arrival of a swarm is a highlight for him and his neighbours.