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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm too high

    Just watched a hive swarm 40' up in a tree.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...H%20swarms.mov
    Would it do any good to put out a bait hive?
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    > Would it do any good to put out a bait hive?

    What have you got to lose by setting out a swarm trap?


    However, the best time to set out swarm traps is just before swarm season ....
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    Look up what a throw ball is. If they are on good sized limb pull up frame of open brood and bees will climb on and lower them down a few at time depending on how fast they get on sometimes they jump on sometimes they don't u wanna get it close

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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    Swarm traps are out. I had to retrieve them from their remote locations. I understood that they'll prefer to move farther than that. I'm surrounded by big woods. No shortage of hollow logs.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    OK, I'll bite ...

    What is the difference between a swarm trap and a bait hive?
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    AFAIK, same thing.
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    Default Re: Swarm too high

    I'm surprized this one swarmed. At first sign of queen cells, I pulled the queen and a couple frames of brood out.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

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