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I made 2 swarm traps that wound up bigger than expected. Will that affect how well they attract swarms?

I loosely followed these plans:
https://horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/swarm-trap-free-plans.shtml
which makes a trap with about 14 gallons of volume.

My traps wound up at about 19 and 30 gallons mostly because I used wood that I had on hand and was avoiding making too many cuts.

Trap 1:
approx 19 gallons
6 deep frames
interior: 9.5" wide, 19" deep, 24" tall

Trap 2:
approx 30 gallons
7 deep frames
interior: 14" wide, 21" deep, 24" tall
 

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I'd go with whatever odfrank says. He is an expert par excellence when it comes to swarm trapping.
 

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I'd go with whatever odfrank says. He is an expert par excellence when it comes to swarm trapping.
Hey Lits,

Please do not compliment Ollie. I’ll hear about it for the next 6 months. He’s already forwarded your post to me bragging about it!:rolleyes:
 

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Hey Lits,

Please do not compliment Ollie. I’ll hear about it for the next 6 months. He’s already forwarded your post to me bragging about it!:rolleyes:
Well, Charlie- you're way at the top of the game too... he's just been at it longer. ;) I'd have said the same thing if you had offered your opinion.

Russ

p.s. When do the 2020 Swarm Trapping Wars officially begin?
 
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