The definitive guide to catching free bees using swarm traps and bait hives. A comprehensive how-to for beekeepers.
Based on the fact that bees will occupy a cavity of about 40 liters, a swarm trap is made to create the ideal space for a wild swarm to occupy. This way the bees come to the beekeeper so that the beekeeper doesn't have to go hunt swarms.
Why Trap Swarms?
Biology of Swarming
Alternatives to Traps - Catching Swarms
Building a Swarm Trap - The Hanging Box Type
Baiting a Swarm Trap
A Note for Non-Beekeepers
Times for Swarms
All Good Things Must End
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Fun and informative!
Interested in Bee keeping? When the narration began, my first thought was...ugh, boring narrative! But soon my husband and I were riveted. Amidst the importation of lots of info about the subject, the narrator often interjected notes of humor, unexpected and refreshing. Not just a listing of fact and opinion, the author obviously enjoys his subject and sharing his knowledge with others.
- Laurie White