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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 08:09 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 12:23 PM
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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, 08:40 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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    04-23-2013, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  7. need some advice..

    Started by beestudent, 08-26-2015 04:36 PM
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  8. Arrow Trap-Out method

    Started by gingerbee, 05-13-2008 05:35 PM
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  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 01:14 PM
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    05-03-2012, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Hogan trap out sequence

    Started by Luterra, 06-10-2013 05:09 PM
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  12. Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Started by Bal, 10-05-2014 08:28 AM
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  13. 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, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  14. Behavior around swarm traps

    Started by Rick 1456, 04-24-2012 04:44 PM
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    06-11-2012, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  15. craigslist post

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 08-13-2012 02:46 PM
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  16. Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    Started by PatBeek, 08-06-2014 06:28 PM
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    stingy customers
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  17. Essentials on swarm trapping

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

    Started by kopelia, 07-04-2013 01:34 PM
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  19. The awesome Beevac

    Started by blammer, 07-08-2008 03:21 PM
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  20. Swarm trap size

    Started by Zier64, 01-04-2012 01:18 AM
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  21. My new beevac

    Started by Harley Craig, 03-15-2015 12:28 AM
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  22. Seeding the forest with bees

    Started by Rick 1456, 07-12-2012 05:16 PM
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  23. Entrance Size and Location for Swarm Trap

    Started by mgolden, 02-08-2012 05:31 PM
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    07-20-2013, 04:43 PM Go to last post
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    03-29-2014, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  24. Question First cut out (tree) should be simple?

    Started by Gilligan, 03-10-2014 04:23 PM
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  25. Trapout side of hill. Looking for advice. **Picture**

    Started by Tomson, 03-12-2015 01:06 AM
    3 Pages
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  26. What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

    Started by BeeGhost, 09-16-2011 10:54 PM
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    • Replies: 40
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  27. Missouri Bees from a Walnut Tree, turned into log hive

    Started by BeePappy, 08-17-2013 09:18 PM
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  28. 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
  29. Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Started by Ctothea, 02-01-2015 02:30 PM
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    08-19-2015, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  30. Easy bee-vac

    Started by LtlWilli, 11-23-2008 12:23 PM
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  31. capturing robbing bees

    Started by kendal.l, 07-03-2013 01:11 PM
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    07-11-2013, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  32. Exclamation Opinions, please....

    Started by kopelia, 07-29-2013 10:14 AM
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    08-03-2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  33. bee vac

    Started by jsharp777, 06-19-2009 08:57 AM
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    07-05-2013, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  34. Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Started by Kimkaseman, 01-12-2015 02:32 PM
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  35. Question Help moving Swarm Trap

    Started by Firestix, 07-13-2015 02:48 PM
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  36. Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Started by Davidnewbeeboxbuilder, 10-16-2012 08:39 PM
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  37. Smile show me pics of your'' swarms''

    Started by gonzoBee, 04-15-2013 07:48 PM
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  38. Hinged lid on swarm trap

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

    Started by stevedc, 03-14-2013 02:47 PM
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  40. Captured a swarm! Will it survive?

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

    Started by toadfish, 05-31-2014 09:50 PM
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  42. Joke is on me. Cut out

    Started by Acebird, 07-18-2011 07:13 PM
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  43. I have a cutout to bid. Really.

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

    Started by PatBeek, 06-20-2012 08:11 PM
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  45. Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

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

    Started by Brad Bee, 04-29-2015 07:55 PM
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  47. my version of a Cleo Hogan Trap opinions please.

    Started by Harley Craig, 04-24-2013 10:00 PM
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  48. Planning my first vacuum retrieval. Advice needed.

    Started by jkingqm, 06-19-2015 08:05 AM
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  49. Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-12-2011 12:18 AM
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  50. Cut out from behind plaster walls

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

    Started by GOHoney, 05-27-2014 07:40 PM
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  52. Bucket-O-Bees

    Started by kdttocs, 12-26-2014 06:34 PM
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  53. Capturing Feral Bees

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

    Started by Backyarder, 04-18-2014 08:00 PM
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  55. Gas Tank Bees

    Started by txbeek, 06-15-2014 12:50 AM
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  56. Bait hive locations

    Started by Steve in PA, 01-04-2016 07:55 PM
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  57. September swarms in south Alabama????

    Started by Intheswamp, 08-29-2011 09:33 AM
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  58. Beego, Bee quick or what else?

    Started by delber, 12-26-2012 09:20 AM
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  59. Gearing-up for a sweet trap-out

    Started by PatBeek, 06-16-2013 09:51 AM
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  60. What do you do when encountering african bees for a cutout?

    Started by bkeech, 11-04-2013 08:16 PM
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  61. Checker boarding

    Started by Bugman610, 10-15-2014 08:26 PM
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  62. cheap swarm lure

    Started by Vance G, 02-13-2015 09:16 AM
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  63. African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    Started by Truetide, 10-06-2012 07:02 PM
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  64. My 9-year-old retrieving rather large swarm - takes hit to forehead

    Started by PatBeek, 03-23-2015 06:31 AM
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    top bar hive swarm
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  65. Swarm traps

    Started by marshmasterpat, 11-13-2014 10:48 PM
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  66. Swarm lures

    Started by MikeinCarolina, 03-14-2015 08:09 AM
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  67. First cutout - what to do with bucket full of bees??

    Started by cjfoster72, 09-01-2015 08:23 PM
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