Honey Bee Swarm Trap

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…

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michael walker says:

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.

michael walker says:

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.

michael walker says:

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..

michael walker says:

Just aught a second swarm in a hive trap. This could be a good year for catching swarms.

michael walker says:

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.

honeeproducer34 says:

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.

MKATheWalkers says:

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.

MKATheWalkers says:

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.

samohtzoo says:

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.

Chris Shelby says:

Ok. I got the bait part.

Chris Shelby says:

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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