How to Catch a Swarm
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    Default How to Catch a Swarm

    For me swarm season started 2 months ago, but for most of you it's not quite here yet. I thought I'd share my latest blog post on techniques for catching a swarm. Anyone have any tricks or tips to add?
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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    Join Date
    May 2015
    Monticello, Gergia, USA

    Default Re: How to Catch a Swarm

    great article thanks.

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    Jun 2015
    Rib Lake WI

    Default Re: How to Catch a Swarm

    Ha Ha I don't even have pollen coming in yet, you have to rub it in don't you.

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    Aug 2002
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA

    Default Re: How to Catch a Swarm

    I guess I would warn people of the danger of dealing with bees while high on a ladder. Also, the queen pheromone and lemongrass oil will often lure them down out of a tree... especially with some old black brood comb as well.
    Michael Bush "Everything works if you let it." 42y 40h 39yTF


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