I'd do 30'-40' and not worry. It is a fine separation.Is 30'-40' too close?
It depends though.but would hesitate to put very many traps in a given area.
I know that there are "ideal" distances that a swarm trap should be placed from your existing colonies, but is there a minimum distance that you would be comfortable with? Is 30'-40' too close?
Same question for distance between traps?
Yes. Works well. Either a nuc box or brood chamber on a plywood and double screen board.odfrank:
If memory serves, I recall you mentioning you might experiment with setting bait hives atop existing colonies- did you ever test this and if so, what did you conclude?
Ha ha!If you have a way of knowing where a swarm came from, I would love to learn that.