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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have 2 swarm traps I am preparing to deploy. I have Swarm Commander and a few good locations. But I am curious why some ppl are super effective at catching swarms. The numbers I see posted are high. What are the 3 main things that contribute to your success in catching swarms?
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Not so much how to catch swarms , but how to manage the swarm once they're in your apiary. Im putting 8 traps out this year, three locations. I had bees in 2014,2015,2016 (lost them in 2016) Getting back into it this year, I'm getting my equipment ready. What steps would you recommend to better...
  3. Bee Forum
    I found this feral hive in a tree very close to my apiary. I hope you enjoy the pictures.(The pictures are right side up on my computer but sideways when I insert them here, any tips to fix the issue would be apprecited) I was hoping to find a bee tree this year to put some swarm traps close to...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm a first year swarm trapper and am curious what folks think about the length of time one should leave a swarm trap in a given spot if no scouts have been observed. I'm in central LA and I've heard if a few swarms being caught in the last 3 weeks. My traps have been out for 2 weeks. I but them...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm wondering about setting up swarm boxes in the city, and I'm wondering if any of you are doing it, have any experience and/or advice for doing it. Where have you set them? Have you had any specific challenges, and how successful have you been? I've got one set up in my yard, but I'm at a...
  6. Video Gallery
    here is a link to my swarm trapping vids part 1 and 2.sorry for the quality it is not the best. http://youtu.be/PRBU6dL6_Rs http://youtu.be/EULg3Bg6et4
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