Re: Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful
You can't poach something that doesn't belong to anyone. As long as you aren't on someone's property w/out their permission you aren't taking anything which really belongs to someone else. Which doesn't mean the beekeeper where the swarm came from will see it that way.
I saw a swarm trap across the road from the entrance to one of my yards. My first thought was "You sob." Then I thought, "Good for you. Good luck. Someone aught to get the bees I lose should any of my hives swarm."
If someone objects they should set up their own traps.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B