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  1. #21
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    Coatesville, Pa, USA
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    We have a grocery store near us (Wegmans) that often has unique things. They had LGO for under $5.00. I obviously got some. I'd check around. The problem w/ online is you pay shipping which is often the same or more than the amt. you spend on the product. Even if I find a store that has it for a dollar more than I can get online I'll buy it.
    On another note. . . I plan on keeping my nuc boxes out until perhaps the end of July. I figure if there's a swarm that comes then I can add some honey for them to overwinter, or combine then w/ a weak hive that I may have. YOu can't beat free bees whenever they come!!!

  2. #22
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    Hope you're wrong about that. I don't think they are in the states, & they are some of the nastiest hornets I've ever seen.
    They can attack beehives, & win.

    Quote Originally Posted by kbenz View Post
    had a nest of japanese hornets once. think thats what they where any way. big ***** things, bout 3 inches long
    Dan

  3. #23
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR, USA
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    I've not caught anything but honey bees the last few years. I use no comb at all in my traps -- just a couple drops of lemongrass oil.

    Cheers,
    Matt

  4. #24
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    Utica, NY
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    YOu can't beat free bees whenever they come!!!
    You convinced me. I put the trap back out in the yard with a moat around each leg of the stand.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  5. #25
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    rowan co. NC
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by delber View Post
    Kbwez, you didn't have Japanese Hornets. Thankfully they're not hear yet. You could have had European hornets, or bald face hornets, but not the Japanese ones. The Japanese ones are way, way, way, terrible!!!
    yer right, looked at some pics. think they were European hornets

  6. #26
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    I get a lot of paper wasps and finches...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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