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Offline kenglert

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Swarm Lure and Trap location
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:10:25 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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Kurt

Offline bud1

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Re: Swarm Lure and Trap location
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 07:14:36 PM »
not going to affect your hives even if you set them on top
to bee or not to bee

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Swarm Lure and Trap location
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 05:53:04 AM »
A swarm lure doesn't lure them into swarming.  It lures them into liking the home you are offering WHEN they are swarming.
Michael Bush
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