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    There are plans for the Bushkill bee vac that Barry posted right here on Beesource.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordak View Post
    Those are nice sized swarms. Congratulations, soars.
    Thank you Nordak! We are still believing for much larger swarms!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    There are YouTube video building instructions.


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    Charlie,

    Can you send me a pic/blue print how to make one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Soar,

    Go to beevac.com. There are all kinds of plans including bushkill.
    Thank you Charlie B and OdFrank! Appreciate your help as always!

    Gosh, used to be able to say Yahoo without advertising! Well, I will have to say WooHoo instead! Swarm season is beginning to kick in here and I was getting concerned we would not catch many at all...

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    Gosh, that darn "bee thief yard" may still be there casting the swarms again.
    Looks like soar is in for another crazy trapping year.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    Gosh, that darn "bee thief yard" may still be there casting the swarms again.
    Looks like soar is in for another crazy trapping year.
    Greg, thieves have nothing whatsoever to do with all these swarms...

    The answer to our catching many, many swarms is super simple...so simple some don't get it: I prayed, asking the Lord to send me swarms so I could start a honey bee company. I did not have the finances to purchase lots of honeybees. God is answering my prayer...and not with stolen bees. So please stop the delusional statements.

    Swarms also seem to follow me, or at the very least, be attracted to me. Went to work today many miles away from home and the boss asked me if I could help solve this problem:

    Oak Swarm.jpg

    I gladly volunteered.

    JRG can attest that many people have called me to collect swarms too. He and I worked on a very large swarm last year many miles away from our home.

    I receive more calls than I can field. And that includes neighbors too.

    For the last two years, there were 10 times more swarms than I could house.

    I believe in miracles...

    I am not a negative person, constantly thinking negative and believing evil malignant things are happening to me.

    I do every thing I can to believe for good, positive, extraordinary miracles in my life. Wonderful thing is, it keeps happening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soarwitheagles View Post
    Greg,... So please stop the delusional statements.
    OK, soar, I better stop.

    But curious minds will wonder.
    Especially with this -
    God is answering my prayer..
    Anyway, thinking about - 3x the recommended bait amount may very well make sense - the smell cloud should cover the larger area in theory.
    I should start ignoring the recommended best practices too.
    The super-strong bait does not be placed inside the trap hive (but just close enough to the trap hive should work).
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Soar, God works in mysterious ways. I think he sent a bee thief as Greg suggests to provide your swarms. Keep praying and keep catching them.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soarwitheagles View Post

    The answer to our catching many, many swarms is super simple...so simple some don't get it: I prayed, asking the Lord to send me swarms so I could start a honey bee company. I did not have the finances to purchase lots of honeybees. God is answering my prayer...and not with stolen bees. So please stop the delusional statements.

    Soars, I pray the Lord blesses your business and receives all the glory. It seems you have a cruse of oil the last couple of years. Two scriptures come to mind:

    Matthew 7:7-11
    Colossians 3:23
    Last edited by clong; 04-19-2019 at 05:42 AM. Reason: corrected ref

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    Quote Originally Posted by clong View Post
    Soars, I pray the Lord blesses your business and receives all the glory. It seems you have a cruse of oil the last couple of years. Two scriptures come to mind:

    Matthew 7:7-10
    Colossians 3:23
    Thanks clong and I agree.

    Caught another swarm today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Soar, God works in mysterious ways... Keep praying and keep catching them.
    Quote Originally Posted by clong View Post
    Soars, I pray the Lord blesses your business and receives all the glory.
    +1 to this. I admire that you are staying true to your convictions and sharing your successes with us here. I sincerely hope that you and your family have a most joyous and blessed Easter.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litsinger View Post
    +1 to this. I admire that you are staying true to your convictions and sharing your successes with us here. I sincerely hope that you and your family have a most joyous and blessed Easter.

    Russ
    Thank you Russ and the same to you and your family!

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    caught this https://youtu.be/JnEGFugTzMk second one in a trap and I waited a month to long and they were a few days from swarming yikes. Brood and honey everywhere! Must be the odd sized equipment i use.
    Splitting a first year hive successfully https://youtu.be/ZfRTreQ-S9c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee's Bees LLC View Post
    caught this
    Tennessee, you clearly know your stuff. Good job. What time of day do you usually move swarm traps?
    David. The way you want to keep bees is most likely at least as good as any way that I could suggest. Probably better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee's Bees LLC View Post
    Great video- thank you for sharing.

    Russ

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    For us, swarm season is much slower than previous years...

    Caught one at the school where I teach, and two more at home. I believe that puts us at 9 or 10 so far for this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    I don't think SC or LGO will play much role in retaining the swarm in place.
    Their significant role is in attracting the scouts to the cavity - but that is where it stands...
    I guess there are as many opinions as their are bees in a hive. But I use a squirt of swarm commander on a frame when I put a newly captured swarm into a hive and have never lost one, especially if its all new wood. I've been doing it for years. 6 new swarms successfully hived so far this year and will still get and keep more.
    Last edited by Cyberman; 04-22-2019 at 10:59 PM. Reason: Typos

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    Greg, I recently used a very small amount of LGO to help convince a swarm to stay put. They were fanning like crazy before the virgin queen even walked into the box. Can't say for certain it helped, but it sure didn't hurt.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    When the scout bees find a suitable location for the new swarm they leave a scent behind that smells similar to lemongrass oil. This is why LGO attracts and also helps the bees stay at the new location. This is especially helpful when the hive is new wood construction with no other bee scents in it.
    I would agree that propolis and or beeswax in the hive does help convince them to stay. I rub beeswax on the sides of the box also if it is new wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Greg, I recently used a very small amount of LGO to help convince a swarm to stay put. They were fanning like crazy before the virgin queen even walked into the box. Can't say for certain it helped, but it sure didn't hurt.
    How do you place the LGO? If in a small time-release vial, where do you get the vial?

    I want in on this swarm catchin' adventure!

    - djb
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    I have to agree to this - to properly state what factor holds the swarms in place best, a proper experiment is to be done.
    I have not done it - end of story.
    With that, am not an authority on the subject.

    However, until I did not get well primed traps, my swarm hunting had 0% success.

    Anyways...
    We here have maybe another month before the swarms.
    The good news is that I know there are plenty of bees around to be chased after (some one else's bees, that is).
    They have been trying to rob my bees already.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genusCastor View Post
    How do you place the LGO? If in a small time-release vial, where do you get the vial?

    I want in on this swarm catchin' adventure!

    - djb
    Please just search and study - BS, youtube, google.
    A big and popular subject.
    Enough had been said, pictured, and video-posted.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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