3 - Legged stool of swarm traps
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  1. #1
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    Default 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    Simplified version of my view of the essentials of swarm traps. comments welcomed.

    3 elements of swarm traps.pdf

    Phil in Fremont

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    Default Re: 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    Looks good to me, there’s a lot of things in there that I follow. Now just get the bees to read it and you’ll be in.
    Rod

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    Default Re: 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    Thanks very handy. What do you mean by Downwind? From what?

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    Default Re: 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    I would take it as downwind from the wind. In other words, opposite side of prevailing winds in your location. J

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    Default Re: 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    yes, opposite from the prevailing wind.
    This helps, I think, in several ways.
    - the breeze doesn't washout and dilute the scent of the box.
    - Its easier for bees to land and get into the box, either for scouting or when they move in.
    - The eddy currents around the box will carry a stronger sent further down wind, hopefully letting more scouts finding your box.

    Phil

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    Default Re: 3 - Legged stool of swarm traps

    Downwind-thanks good points.

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