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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I live in St. George, Utah, the northern extent of the Mojave desert, with temps in the 100s for a number of days. I have a TBH with holes drilled in the side. The bees will not build comb past the closest hole to the brood and may have already thrown off a swarm, but seem to be working...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I ordered a swarm trap from a local Amish guy that everyone around here goes to. He builds his swarm traps weird. They are the same size as a 5 frame medium nuc. The bottom is has a long slit 1in. wide that is screened over. The outer cover has a 5 or 6 pitch and is mounted flush to the back and...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Does anyone have an opinion on whether the entrance to a swarm trap is more beneficially located the front/side versus underneath a swarm trap? These traps will be located mounted mostly trees about 12' up. Going to put out 40-50 swarm traps this spring, going to be building next week, week...
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