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« on: March 02, 2011, 12:06:49 PM »

Anybody ever run a Swarm trap line by boat along a river or lake shore?

I'm thinking I can load my John boat with about 40 traps and a 12' ladder setting out traps every 1/4 mile or so. I never see anybody but the occasional fisherman.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 12:32:33 PM »

Sounds just like my coon, rat, mink and beaver trap lines.   Personally I would leave tha ladder at home.  I set my swarm traps out of plain sight and no higher that I can reach. Also paint colors like olive drab help to hide them
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 02:07:59 PM »

Danno, I figure with a ladder I can leave them somewhat consealed, but still visible from the boat to make them easy to check. Also, gets them up above most floods. I'll use your olive green painting advice.

Trying to figure out a way to easily check a bunch of swarm traps without wasting a ton of time and gas money.

Any other tips?

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 05:21:01 PM »

i run around 40 to 60 bait hives and never get my feet of the ground; just ty a string or rope around it and tie a weight on a cord and flip it over a branch, hoist it up.  when a swarm hits let it down , plug it and head home
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 05:59:53 PM »

i run around 40 to 60 bait hives and never get my feet of the ground; just ty a string or rope around it and tie a weight on a cord and flip it over a branch, hoist it up.  when a swarm hits let it down , plug it and head home

I guess the bees arn't bothered by their nest being blown about???

(I'm a roofing contractor and am more use to being up in the air then on the ground)

Thanks. ....Don
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 08:00:00 PM »

well i usually catch 50+, that answer yo HuhHuh?
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 09:17:00 PM »

Hang your trap, tie a string to it and run the string back to the house. At night tie the string to your big toe and any tuggin' on that string will wake you up to let you know you got em! grin

I like your plan of running a line...you'll cover a lot of area and can check 'em easy enough. Just make sure that they are kinda hard to get to. You don't want to give vandals an easy mark.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 04:22:59 AM »

Bud1

what are you using for lure/bait
something comercial or lemongrass oil

Thanks Dave
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 07:50:27 AM »

lemon grass oil and some goop from my solar wax melter
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 07:54:35 AM »

well i usually catch 50+, that answer yo HuhHuh?
Bud - How many swarm traps do you set out for 50+ captures?
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 11:38:12 AM »

Wondering that too...

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 04:21:28 PM »

50 swarms?...  shocked  Dang.  At my success rate (+/- 10%) I'd have to set out 500 traps.  Even I'd have to say that too many.
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 06:00:32 PM »

30 to 40
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 10:20:15 PM »

What lure do you use?
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2011, 10:31:26 PM »

Look up at reply #8
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 11:47:42 AM »

I like that idea, but instead of using a boat I just set mine up just off the road and painted them as camo as I can.
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