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Author Topic: Building a Bait Hive  (Read 91 times)
flyboy
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« on: July 21, 2014, 12:31:23 PM »

I just lost my first swarm. Funnily enough I was going to construct a Bait Hive but I figured that they wouldn't swarm in year one, but alas...

So any suggestions on how to build one? I have a large evergreen right above the hives.
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First packages - 2 queens and bees May 17 2014 - doing well
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 07:31:19 PM »

you can use a ten frame deep with old comb on one frame. you can divide this in two with a solid divider.

the great thing about this method is after they take well with eggs and brood just remove the divider and add more new frames
that is how I caught four this year
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Robo has some GOOD information on them..  heres his PDF, and check his site too!

    http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downloads/beekeeping/BushkillSwarmTrap.pdf

   http://beevac.com/swarm-traps/
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