How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20

    Default How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap

    I caught a swarm in my back yard and I am wanting to try and catch another one in the same spot. But my yard isn't very big. So I am wondering if I should try it or not.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Aylett, Virginia
    Posts
    3,022

    Default Re: How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap

    By all means, put a trap there again. Bees seem to keep picking the same spots over and over.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO United States
    Posts
    1,357

    Default Re: How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap

    Definitely, transfer the swarm, or move the caught swarm box & set up another. Just make sure the cast members are not coming from your mother hives
    Please excuse me, I am now free to go manage & treat ;)
    my ladies the best way I know how.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Auckland,Auckland,New Zealand
    Posts
    9,821

    Default Re: How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap

    If you move it within a day or so, new swarms learn new locations easy. Just do it in the evening once all the bees are home.
    "Thinking Inside The Box"

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •