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Girl Next Door Honey
02-28-2016, 03:48 PM
Much to my surprise, I had three different swarms land in my front yard this week! I stack empty equipment sometimes with old comb in it around the edges of my yard and every year it draws swarms, but I've never gotten 3 in one week!

I decided to write up a blog post on luring swarms and why I think I have had so much success.

I know it's still winter for most of you. Sorry to be cruel, but I hope it gets you dreaming of swarms. :)

02-28-2016, 04:41 PM
Congratulations on the swarm catches! Two in one day is my record.

Girl Next Door Honey
02-28-2016, 06:43 PM
Two landed in traps in one day or you went out and caught two?

02-28-2016, 07:24 PM
I wonder where they came from:D

02-28-2016, 07:32 PM
Those two came from my hives. Saw them swarm and as soon as they clustered I hived them. One was about 11 AM and the next one about 2 pm. They landed about 10 feet apart in different trees, about 8 ft off the ground. I actually thought the second swarm was the first one absconding until I looked at the first swarm's hive and it wasn't reswarming.

Girl Next Door Honey
02-28-2016, 08:27 PM
Nice catch! These three came from I don't know where because I don't keep active hives at my house, just equipment.