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

    Started by Charlie B, 01-05-2012 02:42 AM
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  3. 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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  4. This year's Odfrank Swarm Trap Models - 2013 year model #1

    Started by odfrank, 02-03-2013 08:46 PM
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  5. 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
  6. Arrow Trap-Out method

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

    Started by L. M. Reese, 02-03-2012 07:35 AM
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  8. 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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  9. Hogan trap out sequence

    Started by Luterra, 06-10-2013 05:09 PM
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  10. 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
  11. Behavior around swarm traps

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

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 08-13-2012 02:46 PM
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  13. 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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  14. Essentials on swarm trapping

    Started by Berry Farms Berry Bees, 02-19-2014 06:32 PM
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  15. Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Started by Bal, 10-05-2014 08:28 AM
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  16. Exclamation I need advice for transferring feral bees

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

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

    Started by Zier64, 01-04-2012 01:18 AM
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  19. Seeding the forest with bees

    Started by Rick 1456, 07-12-2012 05:16 PM
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    06-01-2013, 09:57 PM Go to last post
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  20. Entrance Size and Location for Swarm Trap

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

    Started by Gilligan, 03-10-2014 04:23 PM
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    03-26-2014, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  22. What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

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

    Started by BeePappy, 08-17-2013 09:18 PM
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  24. swarm trap size

    Started by wildflowerlanehoney, 12-05-2013 10:53 AM
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  25. Easy bee-vac

    Started by LtlWilli, 11-23-2008 12:23 PM
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  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Started by Ctothea, 02-01-2015 02:30 PM
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    02-26-2015, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  29. bee vac

    Started by jsharp777, 06-19-2009 08:57 AM
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  30. Smile show me pics of your'' swarms''

    Started by gonzoBee, 04-15-2013 07:48 PM
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  31. swarm trap with french cleat hanging bracket.

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

    Started by Arpolis, 08-26-2013 05:05 PM
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  33. 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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  34. Joke is on me. Cut out

    Started by Acebird, 07-18-2011 07:13 PM
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    04-24-2012, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  35. I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    Started by Gypsi, 01-24-2012 07:54 PM
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    01-30-2012, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  36. Hinged lid on swarm trap

    Started by Riverderwent, 01-17-2015 09:00 AM
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  37. Trap-out or smash open cinder block wall?

    Started by PatBeek, 06-20-2012 08:11 PM
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  38. my version of a Cleo Hogan Trap opinions please.

    Started by Harley Craig, 04-24-2013 10:00 PM
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  39. Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-12-2011 12:18 AM
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  40. Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Started by Davidnewbeeboxbuilder, 10-16-2012 08:39 PM
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  41. Cut out from behind plaster walls

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

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

    Started by kdttocs, 12-26-2014 06:34 PM
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  44. Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Started by Kenww, 01-12-2015 09:18 PM
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  45. Capturing Feral Bees

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

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

    Started by txbeek, 06-15-2014 12:50 AM
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  48. September swarms in south Alabama????

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

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

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

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

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

    Started by Vance G, 02-13-2015 09:16 AM
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  54. tree stand for swarm trap

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

    Started by Truetide, 10-06-2012 07:02 PM
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  56. Captured Bee Experiment

    Started by disc999golfer999, 07-10-2013 12:53 PM
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  57. Swarm traps

    Started by marshmasterpat, 11-13-2014 10:48 PM
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  58. Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Started by Kimkaseman, 01-12-2015 02:32 PM
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  59. Redneck Bee cutout

    Started by iddee, 05-23-2008 06:44 PM
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  60. Swarm Trap complete!

    Started by Keth Comollo, 12-03-2011 03:09 PM
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  61. Swarm Trap Size Opinions Wanted.

    Started by Josiah Garber, 09-21-2013 12:16 PM
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  62. swarm trap success rate?

    Started by kirschde, 02-16-2014 07:18 AM
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  63. Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 05-29-2011 10:03 AM
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  64. Doing a cutout this weekend

    Started by jwcarlson, 07-30-2014 09:03 AM
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  65. Swarm calls

    Started by Barry Tolson, 05-28-2011 04:49 PM
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  66. Advise on luring a swarm

    Started by Daniel Y, 10-05-2011 07:26 AM
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  67. Walnut tree trap-out

    Started by A10fuelfxr, 03-26-2012 10:13 PM
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  68. removed wild hive, need help

    Started by missybee, 11-12-2014 05:17 AM
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