Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

  • by McCartney M. Taylor
  • Narrated by McCartney Taylor
  • 1 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Some Chapters:

Why Trap Swarms?
Biology of Swarming
Swarm Names
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
Using GPS
All Good Things Must End


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very exciting!

Great book! I cant wait to get started catching swarms. The book was very informative and encouraging to a bait hive virgin such as myself. Highly recommend this book to anyone who wants free bees.
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- Davis

Fun and informative!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

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- Laurie White

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2013
  • Publisher: Out of a Blue Sky