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    I brought robbers back to the extracting room with a harvested crop who fled the supers as we unloaded. As I drove home later I had to lower windows to vent bothersome bees. When I got home I realized that I had left the back window of my truck open with my bee bag and bottle of SCL exposed. A lot of homeless bees had found a new mommy.


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    After this year's results, I'm convinced that stuff is liquid gold. Time will tell the real story, but I will be getting a new bottle when mine runs out.
    Season 5. TF.

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    Great Photo ODFRANK....Love it!!!
    Scott Derrick- Creator Of - Honey-B-Gone Swarm Commander

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    odfrank: How many swarm traps are you planning on setting out this spring and when are you deploying them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psm1212 View Post
    odfrank: How many swarm traps are you planning on setting out this spring and when are you deploying them?


    50+ around 3/1. Adding these clips to a many as I get time for.


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    Tell me a little more about that clip.

    Three screws: One in top and two in body?

    Both sides or is the other side hinged?

    What type/gauge is the wire?

    ALSO, how do you apply the SCL? And how often do you repeat the application?

    Thanks. Keep us posted this year on your numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psm1212 View Post
    Keep us posted this year on your numbers.
    "Keep us posted?" Oh don't worry about that. It's all he talks about on Beesource every spring! Every time he traps one I get a blow by blow with pics by text bragging up a storm!
    My opinions are based on a decade of beekeeping, book learning and watching YouTube videos.

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    That clip got me thinking at work today. Brought home a binder clip from the office and made this. Put one on both sides. Holds amazingly tight. Put a small wire tether on it to keep me from dropping it in the grass. Thanks for the idea. What do you think?
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    I thought I was cheap
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    I am cheap. and I had some pretty tough losses in 2016, plus I need to add outyards to get my bees away from areas that may get zika sprayed. Watching this thread, Where do I get that Swarm Commander Lure?
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

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    Read post number 3. He is the maker!! Worked great for me last year.

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    "Eye screws" are cheap and serve two purposes. You can unscrew them with gloves on.

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    Hi everyone. Don't forget that there is a coupon on the Blythewood Bee Company website for $5.00 off your purchase of Swarm Commander. Just a friendly reminder. Coupon code BEESOURCE.
    Scott Derrick- Creator Of - Honey-B-Gone Swarm Commander

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsderrick View Post
    Hi everyone. Don't forget that there is a coupon on the Blythewood Bee Company website for $5.00 off your purchase of Swarm Commander. Just a friendly reminder. Coupon code BEESOURCE.
    When you apply the coupon code it says - Coupon "beesource" does not exist!

    Edit- It works now. Thank you Scott.
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    A guy at bee club had it for sale during the meeting break, grabbed a bottle there and put my first swarm trap out on Tuesday
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

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    This is one of Oliver's huge March swarms I lured away from his monster hive. I will forever be in debt to Scott and his swarm lure! Good luck Gypsi!

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    Charlie I am trying to lure one out of a house that needs a removal done. Got permission from the next door neighbor to put a box in their backyard and pick it up when the bees move in. Now I wonder if it should have been a deep?
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

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    10 frame deeps are the best that I've found but 8 frame deeps will do too. Black drawn brood frames are the best to use inside. You'll have to set your trap further away than the back yard. When they swarm, they like to leave the immediate area they came from.

    They also need to be ready to swarm and still then, half of them will stay. Probably better to do a cut out in early spring.
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    It is early yet, but my bees have been hitting the pollen sub hard, emptied the feeder yesterday and it had 2 cups in it (2 hives). we had 80's this week, 70's next week, and I might go do the cutout next week. But having orphan stragglers have a hideout near by seems prudent.
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

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    Haven't tried it, but I ordered some last night at 9pm and got an email at 8:50 this morning that it shipped with tracking number. That right there is service! Look forward to using it!

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