Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

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"Swarm Traps and Bait Hives" by McCartney Taylor covers the basics of using swarm traps to lure honey bee swarms and get free bees! Dozens of our customers have used the tips in this book to catch more swarms than they ever thought possible. 

Chapters include

  • Why Trap Swarms?
  • Trees
  • Biology of Swarming
  • Swarm Names
  • History
  • 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
  • Safety
  • Using GPS
  • Legality
  • Disease
  • Location
  • Expectations
  • All Good Things Must End

 

50 pages. 7" by 10". Paperback. Color photographs. 2011.

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CM
03/07/2017
Chris M.
United States

Great little book

This book is a quick read and to the point. I haven't caught a swarm yet but I'm sure I will soon.

RE
11/24/2016
Robert E.
United States

review of Swarm Traos and Bait Hives

excellent. I read the book in one setting and planned this approach to swarm catching in 30 minutes. I plan to set 8 bee baits.

KH
09/01/2016
Kathy H.

Very informative, easy reading and

Very informative, easy reading and lots of good ideas.

MV
06/26/2016
Mark V.

Excellent information. I highly recommend

Excellent information. I highly recommend it as it is a short read but most helpful

SH
02/04/2016
Susan H.

Good book at a good

Good book at a good price--very informative

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