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Author Topic: swarm traps on berry fields  (Read 631 times)
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« on: June 09, 2011, 05:32:43 PM »

put 3 boxes out on the berry fields today.  after lasts years adventures, i suggested to the farm owner that traps would work better than just calling me to remove swarms from equipment.  will let you all now how this goes.

to anyone near farms with pollination hives on them, consider talking to the farmer and the beekeeper.  most of the time the beekeeper has no interest in chasing swarms and the farmer is happy not to have swarms in inconvenient places. 

these bees have usually be treated and don't always make it without intervention, but that's a call you can make after you have the bees!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »

goodluck on catching swarms.     ...schawee
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 01:26:45 PM »

It's an old thread, but how did this work out?

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 01:32:01 PM »

didn't get a thing, but it was a very bad year.  no cutouts and no swarm calls.  we had so much rain even into July, then summer lasted about 6 weeks. 

will do it again this year and report back  smiley

i did it because i am always called over there to get swarms out of the equipment and decided that traps would be a heck of a lot easier!
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 06:35:58 PM »

Ok.  I was interested in whether the tactic worked...it made perfectly good sense to me...it would've saved everybody involved some time and trouble. 

I'll be awaiting the reports! Wink

Ed
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