Uploaded by Iluminada McCoy on June 28, 2013 at 18:17
This was the first time I tried catching honey bees in a swarm trap. It wasn’t but about three days before I had caught a whole new swarm of bees. Well worth…
I’ve caught another swarm yet again. May 13,2013. Free bees are available, if you can find some good locations to put out traps. 5th this season.
Just caught another swarm in the same trap today. May 10,2013. Here’s a helpful hint, If you’ll go ahead and put the swarm you catch in a hive, and then turn around and put the same trap back up, the smell of the previous swarm will help attract a new swarm. This is the 3rd swarm I’ve caught in this box this season.
Caught my 3rd swarm of the season in my swarm trap. May 6, 2013. Come in after all that rain and then it cleared off. This is a prime time for bees to swarm..
Just aught a second swarm in a hive trap. This could be a good year for catching swarms.
I caught another swarm in the same box and same tree April 6, 2013. It has been a good location for me. I have several swarm traps out, and hoping to catch some more bees before the swarming season comes to an end.
Welcome to the club… Swarm trapping is the new fishing… 🙂 I caught 29 swarms last year, mostly from traps. I had 75 lures (traps) out last year. So far this year I’ve put out 83. We have 1-2 weeks left till swarm season and I may put up some more. I oo use the Lemon Grass oil, as well as a scent bag to time release the L.G.O. and I re scent my traps regularly. You would be amazed as to what kind of places you can hide your lures. This will be year 4 of seriouse trapping. Happy hunting.
this was a swarm from last April, 2012. I used lemon grass oil .Google how to make a honey bee swarm trap. This where I learned this.
Unless they were from a swarm of bees that had come out of my hives in yrs. past, I believe this is from a wild swarm of bees. for the best chance of catching bees, I would suggest setting a trap near an existing apiary. With permission of coarse. No bee keeper is able to catch all the swarms that come from their hives without constant monitoring.
are these your bees from your other hives or are they from parts unknown.if i don’t already have bees and i don’t know where any are ,then what are my odds of success,if i set up a proper trap.
Ok. I got the bait part.
What kind of bait did you use if any? Was this from last year or are you seeing swarms now? Just curious. thanks.
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