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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Just for fun I am going to attempt setting up a bait hive this spring for the first time. I will be using some old brood comb in the bait hive and I want to set it up early enough but not too early that the wax moths start making a home in it/destroying it. If anyone has any experience with this...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I built some bait hives this past weekend for the upcoming swarm season and thought I would share for input and in case anyone is interested. The design is a modified version of the D. Coates 5 Frame Nuc. One sheet of 15/32" plywood + 2pcs 1x6x8' pine yields 3 bait hives. This could also be...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Has anyone had luck with swarm traps in MN? if so, i am curious to know if you think you are catching feral bees or are they coming from managed hives. I will put out a few dozen traps in the spring and I am interested to hear from others on their experiences in MN. Anyone encountered a real...
  4. Bee Forum
    I have several bait hives I sat out about a month ago. One is at a friends house and he called today with the good news.😀👍🐝🐝🐝
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello Bee World! I am Elated to no longer be a wannabee, but have a bee two or three or 400. There's got to be poetry in there somewhere, or perhaps a country-western song or at least some rap lyrics I built a top bar hive out of an old cedar fence my neighbor tore down; ripped the top bars...
  6. Bee Forum
    I built a couple nucs using the plan on the "build yourself" section of beesource. See pic below. My question is for anyone overwintering Nucs. I've seen a couple videos and listened to a lecture by both the Fat Bee Man and Larry Connor on this topic. My question is about ventilation. What are...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I placed this Top Bar Swarm trap out in North Dallas about three week ago. Two days ago I went to check it and saw it covered in bees. I was very excited, but when I came back the next day it looked like this. There were bees on the outside moving a little bit, and there were a few bees...
  8. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Since swarm season appears to be another 2 weeks off for us here in Salt Lake City, I was inspired by minz to try painting a couple of my bait hives with a camo pattern. Here's how they turned out. (There's a little more info on my blog about them.) If you get a chance, please post your camo...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    If you don't have any Lang's and your new to beekeeping, what should one make or use as a bait hive? I assume a bait hive is also called a swarm hive...I've read that lemongrass oil is "the" choice of luring a swarm, but what do you put it on or in?
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