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Forum: Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs

Discuss techniques and experience catching those "wild" bees.

  1. Swarm challenge

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 03-14-2012 07:09 PM
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  2. Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Started by marant, 02-15-2015 04:17 PM
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  3. Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    Started by Charlie B, 01-05-2012 02:42 AM
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  4. Question Wanting to get the queen from a trap out. HOW?

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-15-2011 11:23 AM
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  5. This year's Odfrank Swarm Trap Models - 2013 year model #1

    Started by odfrank, 02-03-2013 08:46 PM
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    07-23-2013, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Arrow How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 02-03-2012 01:07 PM
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    • Replies: 85
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    04-23-2013, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  7. need some advice..

    Started by beestudent, 08-26-2015 03:36 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
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    09-29-2015, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Arrow Trap-Out method

    Started by gingerbee, 05-13-2008 04:35 PM
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    • Replies: 74
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    06-13-2010, 09:34 AM Go to last post
  9. swarm trapping

    Started by L. M. Reese, 02-03-2012 07:35 AM
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  10. Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    Started by PatBeek, 04-19-2012 12:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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  11. Hogan trap out sequence

    Started by Luterra, 06-10-2013 04:09 PM
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  12. San Francisco/Peninsula Bait Hive Challenge

    Started by odfrank, 03-26-2016 12:35 AM
    4 Pages
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    05-17-2014, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  13. Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Started by Bal, 10-05-2014 07:28 AM
    3 Pages
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  14. Swarm trap: What do you load/or not load your trap with?

    Started by BeeGhost, 12-05-2011 11:51 PM
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    04-20-2012, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Behavior around swarm traps

    Started by Rick 1456, 04-24-2012 03:44 PM
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  16. craigslist post

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 08-13-2012 01:46 PM
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  17. Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    Started by PatBeek, 08-06-2014 05:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    stingy customers
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  18. Essentials on swarm trapping

    Started by Berry Farms Berry Bees, 02-19-2014 06:32 PM
    3 Pages
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  19. Exclamation I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Started by kopelia, 07-04-2013 12:34 PM
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    07-23-2013, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  20. The awesome Beevac

    Started by blammer, 07-08-2008 02:21 PM
    3 Pages
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    06-10-2011, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  21. Swarm trap size

    Started by Zier64, 01-04-2012 01:18 AM
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  22. New Regulations Coming

    Started by john beeman, 04-29-2016 06:31 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    05-04-2016, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  23. My new beevac

    Started by Harley Craig, 03-14-2015 11:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    05-31-2015, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  24. Seeding the forest with bees

    Started by Rick 1456, 07-12-2012 04:16 PM
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    06-01-2013, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  25. Entrance Size and Location for Swarm Trap

    Started by mgolden, 02-08-2012 05:31 PM
    3 Pages
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    03-29-2014, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  26. Question First cut out (tree) should be simple?

    Started by Gilligan, 03-10-2014 03:23 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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  27. Trapout side of hill. Looking for advice. **Picture**

    Started by Tomson, 03-12-2015 12:06 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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  28. bee vac

    Started by jsharp777, 06-19-2009 07:57 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    04-15-2016, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  29. What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

    Started by BeeGhost, 09-16-2011 09:54 PM
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    • Replies: 40
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  30. Missouri Bees from a Walnut Tree, turned into log hive

    Started by BeePappy, 08-17-2013 08:18 PM
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  31. Found wild colony high up in a tree

    Started by ABK, 05-10-2016 09:05 AM
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    • Replies: 40
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    05-31-2016, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  32. swarm trap size

    Started by wildflowerlanehoney, 12-05-2013 10:53 AM
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    12-23-2013, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  33. Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Started by Ctothea, 02-01-2015 02:30 PM
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  34. What do you charge for a trap out?

    Started by cheryl1, 05-06-2016 12:22 PM
    2 Pages
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  35. Easy bee-vac

    Started by LtlWilli, 11-23-2008 12:23 PM
    2 Pages
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  36. capturing robbing bees

    Started by kendal.l, 07-03-2013 12:11 PM
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  37. Exclamation Opinions, please....

    Started by kopelia, 07-29-2013 09:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    08-03-2013, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  38. 32 swarms in 38 traps

    Started by WDP64, 05-02-2016 06:27 PM
    2 Pages
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    06-21-2016, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  39. Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Started by Kimkaseman, 01-12-2015 02:32 PM
    2 Pages
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    10-13-2015, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  40. Question Help moving Swarm Trap

    Started by Firestix, 07-13-2015 01:48 PM
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    09-08-2012, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  41. Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Started by Davidnewbeeboxbuilder, 10-16-2012 07:39 PM
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  42. Smile show me pics of your'' swarms''

    Started by gonzoBee, 04-15-2013 06:48 PM
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  43. Hinged lid on swarm trap

    Started by Riverderwent, 01-17-2015 09:00 AM
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  44. swarm trap with french cleat hanging bracket.

    Started by stevedc, 03-14-2013 01:47 PM
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  45. Captured a swarm! Will it survive?

    Started by Arpolis, 08-26-2013 04:05 PM
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  46. has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    Started by toadfish, 05-31-2014 08:50 PM
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  47. Need tips on removal of 2-week-old swarm from sewer manhole

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 04-11-2016 10:30 AM
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  48. Joke is on me. Cut out

    Started by Acebird, 07-18-2011 06:13 PM
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    04-24-2012, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  49. I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    Started by Gypsi, 01-24-2012 07:54 PM
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  50. Trap-out or smash open cinder block wall?

    Started by PatBeek, 06-20-2012 07:11 PM
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  51. Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Started by Kenww, 01-12-2015 09:18 PM
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  52. Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Started by Brad Bee, 04-29-2015 06:55 PM
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  53. Lemongrass or Lemongrass?? They're different oils...

    Started by Intheswamp, 03-23-2012 04:39 PM
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  54. my version of a Cleo Hogan Trap opinions please.

    Started by Harley Craig, 04-24-2013 09:00 PM
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  55. Planning my first vacuum retrieval. Advice needed.

    Started by jkingqm, 06-19-2015 07:05 AM
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  56. Oh my GOSH! Massive hive removal!!

    Started by beestudent, 04-18-2016 06:23 PM
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  57. personal swarm advice anyone

    Started by gww, 05-07-2016 09:35 AM
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  58. Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-11-2011 11:18 PM
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  59. Cut out from behind plaster walls

    Started by AChabot, 03-03-2014 08:21 AM
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  60. House trap out update

    Started by GOHoney, 05-27-2014 06:40 PM
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  61. Bucket-O-Bees

    Started by kdttocs, 12-26-2014 06:34 PM
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    01-16-2015, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  62. Bait hive locations

    Started by Steve in PA, 01-04-2016 07:55 PM
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  63. 5 Frame Medium Trap

    Started by Arlo, 04-06-2016 07:16 AM
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  64. Capturing Feral Bees

    Started by Cactii, 12-16-2009 04:22 PM
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  65. First swarm. a little help please.

    Started by Backyarder, 04-18-2014 07:00 PM
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    05-06-2014, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  66. Gas Tank Bees

    Started by txbeek, 06-14-2014 11:50 PM
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  67. Swarm Trap plan for spring 2016

    Started by Mefco, 02-24-2016 10:00 AM
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