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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Pleasantville, IA, usa
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    Default Easy swarm trap placement

    Hi everyone. I am a rookie at beekeeping so I don't know much but I decided to share something for anyone who may have not already thought of it. I built a couple of swarm traps to try and catch a few swarms this year. I went out to my deer hunting spot to set them up with a ladder, and other tools. When I got there and was trying to figure out where to set them up I realized that my deer stands were in some spots thart could be good for attracting bees. So I climbed my stand fastened down the trap and was on my way. didn't have to balance a trap or even carry my ladder with me just use the stand ladder. I will remove them this summer and they will just be deer stands again. They may or may not catch swarms but they have as good of a chance as any and were easy to set up. Thanks for all of the info that eveyone shares on this site I am learning a lot.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Casey, Il, USA
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    Default Re: Easy swarm trap placement

    Good idea I have read about people using strap on stands for doing trappings

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Woodlawn, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Easy swarm trap placement

    I have a deer stand that I use to hold a swarm trap, and have caught one each of the last two years. Be careful climbing down with it, and change is out quickly. You might catch multiples!

  4. #4
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    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ludington, Michigan
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    648

    Default Re: Easy swarm trap placement

    if you are a business you can now write off your treestands

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Clarendon County, SC, USA
    Posts
    158

    Default Re: Easy swarm trap placement

    I put my swarm traps up in my deer stands the last two years. I've done ok with the bees, but I haven't had a stand stolen since I started putting them in the stands.

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