The definitive guide to catching free bees using swarm traps and bait hives. A comprehensive how-to for beekeepers.
Based on the fact that bees will occupy a cavity of about 40 liters, a swarm trap is made to create the ideal space for a wild swarm to occupy. This way the bees come to the beekeeper so that the beekeeper doesn't have to go hunt swarms.
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- Why Trap Swarms?
- Biology of Swarming
- Swarm Names
- Alternatives to Traps - Catching Swarms
- Building a Swarm Trap - The Hanging Box Type
- Baiting a Swarm Trap
- A Note for Non-Beekeepers
- Times for Swarms
- Using GPS
- All Good Things Must End