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Author Topic: Swarm Lure and Trap location  (Read 835 times)
New Bee
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« on: February 28, 2012, 05:10:25 PM »

Hey guys, someone in a previous post mentioned the use of swarm lures and traps.  I live in an urban area (kansas city) but I keep my 2 hives on a 7 acre urban farm in the city.  The traps are near the gardens and out buildings but there is a lot of wooded areas around.  If I would put out lure and traps, how far away should I be from my hives?  Can I safely put them in the wooded areas near the house or would that attract the bees I have in my hives?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 06:14:36 PM »

not going to affect your hives even if you set them on top

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Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 04:53:04 AM »

A swarm lure doesn't lure them into swarming.  It lures them into liking the home you are offering WHEN they are swarming.

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