I put an ad on Craigslist for swarm capture a few weeks ago and am amazed how good it worked, too good!! I have received atleast 4 swarm calls a day on the sunny days!! If I was retired I would have swarms coming out of my ears!! Ive caught a few of them, but ended up letting the rest go, I am almost out of equipment and have more than doubled the amount of hives that I over wintered this year!! The thing I have noticed is the size of the swarms, HUGE!
I do have a new plan of attack though..........I wont be doing anymore trap outs and I wont dig into any cut outs............im purely going to replenish and expand my apiary on swarms!!
Oh ya, I pulled my CL ad this morning and for the first time in a week, my phone was silent, except for my wife and friends calling!! Im telling you, at first I was excited, then I cringed everytime the phone rang and I didnt see a number I recognized!!LMAO Its not a bad thing though and I have made some good friends and educated some people, and have places to put swarm traps next year as well!!
Mann Lake will be getting some more of my money tonight!!......................Jason
PS- You ever get burned out on swarm catching?? I mean, catching the swarm is awesome, but in some cases its been downright nerve racking with people around!!