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In lieu of a suitable tree, do you think it would be ok to put a swarm trap on an old basketball hoop?
 

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I would make sure it would be able to hold a decent amount of weight. I know that sounds obvious but I just pictured the hoop falling and spilling bees everywhere.
 

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Bees prefer traps that are in shaded locations, or so I have read from more knowlegable swarm trappers. Is this a BB hoop that is mobile and could be wheeled under something to shade it? Seeley put his traps inside a small structure to shade them as there were no trees on Appledore Island.
 

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Bees prefer traps that are in shaded locations, or so I have read from more knowlegable swarm trappers. Is this a BB hoop that is mobile and could be wheeled under something to shade it? Seeley put his traps inside a small structure to shade them as there were no trees on Appledore Island.

Poles are cemented into edge of driveway. Full sun. Thank you. I’ll continue to think/look for more suitable locations.
 

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I know that all the folks that know try to get elevation in trees, but if that is not reasonably possible then it probably does not make a lot of difference. I set two traps, in my bee yard at the church, and one is setting on the hive stand with my two hives and one is setting on concrete blocks just a few feet away.

My traps are 10 frame deep boxes. with just a little old drone comb in them and foundationless frames.

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