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    Question "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I've wondered about this for a while, and what with my latest trap experience, I decided I should ask: is there a better term/word for "swarm trap" than swarm trap? I think we're really just coaxing or tricking or persuading the bees to enter the boxes, not really trapping them per se. They can pretty much leave any time they wanna, for the most part, right?

    Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but ... curious.

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlanden View Post
    I've wondered about this for a while, and what with my latest trap experience, I decided I should ask: is there a better term/word for "swarm trap" than swarm trap? I think we're really just coaxing or tricking or persuading the bees to enter the boxes, not really trapping them per se. They can pretty much leave any time they wanna, for the most part, right?

    Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but ... curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwrizzol View Post
    M Landen's Home for Wayward Girls?
    Lol

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I prefer "bait hive."
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmTheWaterbug View Post
    I prefer "bait hive."
    Parfait! I've heard the term, but didn't put 2 and 2 together. Thx!

    Mitch

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I was having trouble with the ice cream desert served in a glass until I remembered it is french for perfect.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I too also used the word trap, then a gal took it as I was actually trapping them to dispose of them. I now use the term “swarm box”.
    Rod

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    How about Swarm Lure.

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    Bait hive would be correct. Swarm box is this queen rearing equipment:

    Betterbee's version of a swarm box:
    https://www.betterbee.com/queen-rear...pplies/SB1.asp

    Here's Jay Smith's early discussion:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenre...tm#TheSwarmBox
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenre...ingTheSwarmBox
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenre...ingTheSwarmBox

    And his later discussion:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesbetterq...Starter%20Hive

    Picture of Smith's "starter hive":
    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/BQPg46.jpg

    Alley's discussion:
    Setting up:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesalleymethod.htm#Chapter2
    Releasing the bees from the swarm box:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesalleyme...romSwarmingBox

    Illustration of Alley's swarm box:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesalleyme...tm#SwarmingBox

    The term "Swarm Box" has meant this for 136 years at least.
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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I prefer to use the term, "Honeybee 5 star Hilton."

    This type of advertisement seems to work because once the word gets out, we catch massive swarms every year...

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    I still like the Home for Wayward Girls
    “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    >the Home for Wayward Girls

    That name implies they are not virgins... which, of course, they are.
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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    But Michael, per the dictionary, promiscuity isn't mentioned and other than the mention of perverse, a number of the synonyms sounds like some of the "girls" I've know.

    way·ward
    - difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior.
    "his wayward emotions" · [more]
    synonyms:
    willful · self-willed · headstrong · stubborn · obstinate · obdurate · perverse · contrary · rebellious · defiant · uncooperative · refractory · recalcitrant · unruly · wild ·
    “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    Lure box

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    Swarm Rescue Box ...

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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    >Swarm Rescue Box ...

    I like that one.
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    Default Re: "swarm trap" -- better term for that?

    Whatever else you want to call it, the best term is "Free Bees!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlanden View Post
    Maybe I have too much time on my hands
    This.
    Although, evidently you aren't alone.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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