Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
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Swarming hives as well as techniques and experience catching those "wild" bees.

  1. Swarm challenge

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 03-14-2012 07:09 PM
    17 Pages
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    09-06-2012, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  2. Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Started by marant, 02-15-2015 03:17 PM
    16 Pages
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    02-23-2018, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    Started by Charlie B, 01-05-2012 01:42 AM
    13 Pages
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    03-14-2012, 05:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Started by GregV, 03-17-2019 07:19 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 173
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    08-26-2019, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  5. Question Wanting to get the queen from a trap out. HOW?

    Started by Randy Ray, 08-15-2011 11:23 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 117
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    05-15-2016, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  6. This year's Odfrank Swarm Trap Models - 2013 year model #1

    Started by odfrank, 02-03-2013 07:46 PM
    5 Pages
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    07-23-2013, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Arrow How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 02-03-2012 12:07 PM
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    04-23-2013, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  8. need some advice..

    Started by beestudent, 08-26-2015 03:36 PM
    5 Pages
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    09-29-2015, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Swarm Trap Design , Placement , Baiting , everything discussed

    Started by SubwayRocket, 01-14-2018 12:07 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    07-10-2018, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  10. Arrow Trap-Out method

    Started by gingerbee, 05-13-2008 04:35 PM
    4 Pages
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    06-13-2010, 09:34 AM Go to last post
  11. swarm trapping

    Started by L. M. Reese, 02-03-2012 06:35 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    03-05-2012, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  12. Would you all recommend an inside cut-out or outside trap-out?

    Started by PatBeek, 04-19-2012 12:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    05-03-2012, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Hogan trap out sequence

    Started by Luterra, 06-10-2013 04:09 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    05-22-2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  14. Swarm - Help!

    Started by Artur_M, 04-16-2017 09:35 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    06-01-2017, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  15. San Francisco/Peninsula Bait Hive Challenge

    Started by odfrank, 03-26-2016 12:35 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    08-21-2016, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  16. Trapping 2018 - success rate?

    Started by GregV, 07-06-2018 12:04 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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    02-23-2019, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  17. 32 swarms in 38 traps

    Started by WDP64, 05-02-2016 06:27 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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    03-10-2017, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Started by Bal, 10-05-2014 07:28 AM
    3 Pages
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    03-02-2015, 09:35 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 57
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    05-17-2014, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Swarm trap: What do you load/or not load your trap with?

    Started by BeeGhost, 12-05-2011 10:51 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    04-20-2012, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Behavior around swarm traps

    Started by Rick 1456, 04-24-2012 03:44 PM
    3 Pages
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    06-11-2012, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  21. Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    Started by PatBeek, 08-06-2014 05:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    stingy customers
    • Replies: 54
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    09-02-2014, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  22. craigslist post

    Started by bevy's honeybees, 08-13-2012 01:46 PM
    3 Pages
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    08-19-2012, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  23. Essentials on swarm trapping

    Started by Berry Farms Berry Bees, 02-19-2014 05:32 PM
    3 Pages
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    02-17-2013, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  24. Exclamation I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Started by kopelia, 07-04-2013 12:34 PM
    3 Pages
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    07-23-2013, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  25. The awesome Beevac

    Started by blammer, 07-08-2008 02:21 PM
    3 Pages
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    06-10-2011, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  26. New Regulations Coming

    Started by john beeman, 04-29-2016 06:31 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    05-04-2016, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  27. Swarm trap size

    Started by Zier64, 01-04-2012 12:18 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    01-20-2012, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  28. My new beevac

    Started by Harley Craig, 03-14-2015 11:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    05-31-2015, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  29. Seeding the forest with bees

    Started by Rick 1456, 07-12-2012 04:16 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
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    07-18-2012, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  30. Swarm Date versus Overwintering Success?

    Started by Litsinger, 02-07-2019 11:41 AM
    3 Pages
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    overwintering, swarm dates
    • Replies: 47
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    05-16-2019, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  31. Swarm traps and unspoken code of ethics

    Started by Nicksotherhoney, 01-28-2019 06:53 AM
    3 Pages
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    03-24-2019, 12:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 44
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    06-01-2013, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  32. Scout bees at my bait hive! (short video)

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 03-09-2016 11:23 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 44
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    05-03-2017, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  33. Will a Swarm Occupy an Empty Langstroth?

    Started by Mike Brown, 12-28-2017 08:35 AM
    3 Pages
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    02-01-2018, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  34. Selling Swarms

    Started by rsjohnson2u, 05-08-2018 06:16 AM
    3 Pages
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    05-17-2018, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  35. Entrance Size and Location for Swarm Trap

    Started by mgolden, 02-08-2012 04:31 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    05-26-2015, 01:22 PM Go to last post
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    07-20-2013, 03:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 9,261
    03-29-2014, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  36. Question First cut out (tree) should be simple?

    Started by Gilligan, 03-10-2014 03:23 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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    03-26-2014, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  37. Trapout side of hill. Looking for advice. **Picture**

    Started by Tomson, 03-12-2015 12:06 AM
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    • Replies: 41
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    03-15-2015, 02:57 AM Go to last post
  38. Always requeen a captured swarm?

    Started by MastoDon, 03-18-2011 11:01 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    06-11-2017, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  39. Missouri Bees from a Walnut Tree, turned into log hive

    Started by BeePappy, 08-17-2013 08:18 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    09-12-2013, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  40. Found wild colony high up in a tree

    Started by ABK, 05-10-2016 09:05 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    05-31-2016, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  41. bee vac

    Started by jsharp777, 06-19-2009 07:57 AM
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    04-15-2016, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  42. What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

    Started by BeeGhost, 09-16-2011 09:54 PM
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    • Replies: 40
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    02-05-2012, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  43. swarm trap size

    Started by wildflowerlanehoney, 12-05-2013 09:53 AM
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    08-19-2015, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  44. Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Started by Ctothea, 02-01-2015 01:30 PM
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    03-02-2015, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  45. What do you charge for a trap out?

    Started by cheryl1, 05-06-2016 12:22 PM
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    05-09-2016, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  46. capturing robbing bees

    Started by kendal.l, 07-03-2013 12:11 PM
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    07-11-2013, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  47. Exclamation Opinions, please....

    Started by kopelia, 07-29-2013 09:14 AM
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    08-03-2013, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  48. Can Our Friendship Survive This Competiton?

    Started by odfrank, 03-19-2019 01:19 PM
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    04-08-2019, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  49. Easy bee-vac

    Started by LtlWilli, 11-23-2008 11:23 AM
    2 Pages
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    10-13-2012, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  50. Question Help moving Swarm Trap

    Started by Firestix, 07-13-2015 01:48 PM
    2 Pages
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    07-17-2015, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  51. Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    Started by Kimkaseman, 01-12-2015 01:32 PM
    2 Pages
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    10-13-2015, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  52. How many bait hive do you set?

    Started by hankstump, 02-07-2018 09:21 PM
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    04-08-2018, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  53. Question attach trap to tree

    Started by Yunzow, 02-26-2019 10:38 AM
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    04-30-2019, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  54. Swarm traps and rain

    Started by soarwitheagles, 02-18-2017 12:32 AM
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    03-06-2017, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  55. Smile show me pics of your'' swarms''

    Started by gonzoBee, 04-15-2013 06:48 PM
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  56. Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Started by Davidnewbeeboxbuilder, 10-16-2012 07:39 PM
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  57. Hinged lid on swarm trap

    Started by Riverderwent, 01-17-2015 08:00 AM
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    01-14-2012, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  58. Need tips on removal of 2-week-old swarm from sewer manhole

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 04-11-2016 10:30 AM
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  59. has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    Started by toadfish, 05-31-2014 08:50 PM
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    06-06-2014, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  60. Captured a swarm! Will it survive?

    Started by Arpolis, 08-26-2013 04:05 PM
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    09-27-2013, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  61. swarm trap with french cleat hanging bracket.

    Started by stevedc, 03-14-2013 01:47 PM
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  62. Suppose post-swarm you find 10-20 capped queen cells...

    Started by NewbeeInNH, 07-08-2014 06:12 AM
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    07-11-2014, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  63. Joke is on me. Cut out

    Started by Acebird, 07-18-2011 06:13 PM
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    04-24-2012, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  64. Lemongrass or Lemongrass?? They're different oils...

    Started by Intheswamp, 03-23-2012 04:39 PM
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    04-11-2017, 03:44 AM Go to last post
  65. I have a cutout to bid. Really.

    Started by Gypsi, 01-24-2012 06:54 PM
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    01-30-2012, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  66. Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Started by Kenww, 01-12-2015 08:18 PM
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    03-01-2015, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  67. Swarm trap plans-quick, easy and cheap

    Started by TomG, 03-11-2016 09:41 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    06-02-2017, 02:37 AM Go to last post

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