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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013
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    Lexington, SC
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    Default Top bar swarm trap

    Someone caught me a swarm in my top bar swarm trap. These bars transfer right onto my top bar hive. How long should I keep the bees in the trap before I transfer them over? Should I wait until they start building?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2012
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    Casey, Il, USA
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    Default Re: Top bar swarm trap

    I haven't caught any in my tob bar trap yet, but If I do I plan to give them a few weeks before I transfer them, what ever you decide to do, post your results.

  3. #3
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    May 2012
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    Roanoke, VA
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    Default Re: Top bar swarm trap

    As long as the hive is level you can leave them in it for a while. If it isn't level you risk having comb crossed really bad. I would check them to ensure they are pulling the comb straight.

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