The season is near.

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Iddee, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I placed my first swarm trap yesterday and within an hour, there were 50 to 100 bees checking it out. Another beek within about 10 mile of me reported finding several swarm cells in a hive, with one having been opened. He thinks that hive has swarmed within the last few days.
     
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    Beekeepers start your smokers :D
     

  3. Indiana Dave

    Indiana Dave New Member

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    Iddee, what do you use for a swarm trap? A nuc, deep hive body, commericial paper swarm trap? Do you use pheromones or drawn frames as an attractant? I am guessing you put them in trees? I've heard that 10 feet off the ground is the proper height for swarm traps? Just some basic questions.
    Thanks, Dave
     
  4. 2kooldad

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    oh boy.....swarms = more bees
     
  5. Iddee

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    I use 10 frame deeps. Drawn comb and sometimes lemongrass oil. 10 feet high is said to work best, but I have seen them move in from ground level to 60 feet high.