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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. Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    Started by Charlie B, 01-05-2012 01:42 AM
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  3. Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Started by marant, 02-15-2015 03:17 PM
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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 07:46 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 12:07 PM
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  7. Arrow Trap-Out method

    Started by gingerbee, 05-13-2008 04:35 PM
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  8. swarm trapping

    Started by L. M. Reese, 02-03-2012 06:35 AM
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  9. Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    Started by PatBeek, 04-19-2012 12:14 PM
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  10. Hogan trap out sequence

    Started by Luterra, 06-10-2013 04:09 PM
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  11. Hive removal from garden. No experience!

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

    Started by BeeGhost, 12-05-2011 10:51 PM
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  13. Behavior around swarm traps

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

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

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

    Started by Berry Farms Berry Bees, 02-19-2014 05:32 PM
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  17. Exclamation I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Started by kopelia, 07-04-2013 12:34 PM
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  18. The awesome Beevac

    Started by blammer, 07-08-2008 02:21 PM
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  19. Swarm trap size

    Started by Zier64, 01-04-2012 12:18 AM
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  20. My new beevac

    Started by Harley Craig, 03-14-2015 11:28 PM
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  21. Seeding the forest with bees

    Started by Rick 1456, 07-12-2012 04:16 PM
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  22. Entrance Size and Location for Swarm Trap

    Started by mgolden, 02-08-2012 04:31 PM
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    07-20-2013, 03:43 PM Go to last post
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    03-29-2014, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  23. Question First cut out (tree) should be simple?

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

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

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

    Started by BeePappy, 08-17-2013 08:18 PM
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  27. swarm trap size

    Started by wildflowerlanehoney, 12-05-2013 09:53 AM
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    12-23-2013, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  28. Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Started by Ctothea, 02-01-2015 01:30 PM
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  29. Easy bee-vac

    Started by LtlWilli, 11-23-2008 11:23 AM
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  30. capturing robbing bees

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

    Started by kopelia, 07-29-2013 09:14 AM
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    08-03-2013, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  32. bee vac

    Started by jsharp777, 06-19-2009 07:57 AM
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    07-05-2013, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  33. Question Help moving Swarm Trap

    Started by Firestix, 07-13-2015 01:48 PM
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  34. Smile show me pics of your'' swarms''

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

    Started by Riverderwent, 01-17-2015 08:00 AM
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  36. swarm trap with french cleat hanging bracket.

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

    Started by Arpolis, 08-26-2013 04:05 PM
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  38. 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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  39. 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
  40. I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    Started by Gypsi, 01-24-2012 06:54 PM
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  41. Trap-out or smash open cinder block wall?

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

    Started by Kenww, 01-12-2015 08:18 PM
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  43. Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Started by Brad Bee, 04-29-2015 06:55 PM
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  44. my version of a Cleo Hogan Trap opinions please.

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

    Started by jkingqm, 06-19-2015 07:05 AM
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  46. Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-11-2011 11:18 PM
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  47. Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Started by Davidnewbeeboxbuilder, 10-16-2012 07:39 PM
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  48. Cut out from behind plaster walls

    Started by AChabot, 03-03-2014 07:21 AM
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  49. House trap out update

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

    Started by kdttocs, 12-26-2014 05:34 PM
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  51. Capturing Feral Bees

    Started by Cactii, 12-16-2009 03:22 PM
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  52. First swarm. a little help please.

    Started by Backyarder, 04-18-2014 07:00 PM
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  53. Gas Tank Bees

    Started by txbeek, 06-14-2014 11:50 PM
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  54. September swarms in south Alabama????

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

    Started by delber, 12-26-2012 08:20 AM
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  56. Gearing-up for a sweet trap-out

    Started by PatBeek, 06-16-2013 08:51 AM
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  57. What do you do when encountering african bees for a cutout?

    Started by bkeech, 11-04-2013 07:16 PM
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  58. Checker boarding

    Started by Bugman610, 10-15-2014 07:26 PM
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  59. cheap swarm lure

    Started by Vance G, 02-13-2015 08:16 AM
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  60. tree stand for swarm trap

    Started by squarepeg, 01-06-2014 12:48 PM
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  61. African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    Started by Truetide, 10-06-2012 06:02 PM
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  62. Captured Bee Experiment

    Started by disc999golfer999, 07-10-2013 11:53 AM
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  63. My 9-year-old retrieving rather large swarm - takes hit to forehead

    Started by PatBeek, 03-23-2015 05:31 AM
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    top bar hive swarm
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  64. Swarm traps

    Started by marshmasterpat, 11-13-2014 09:48 PM
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  65. Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Started by Kimkaseman, 01-12-2015 01:32 PM
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  66. Swarm lures

    Started by MikeinCarolina, 03-14-2015 07:09 AM
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  67. Swarm Trap Size Opinions Wanted.

    Started by Josiah Garber, 09-21-2013 11:16 AM
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