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Offline gregted

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Bee vacuum and bait hives.
« on: September 30, 2011, 11:28:16 PM »
I have seen mention of a bee vacuum and bait hives ( to catch swarms ).

How do both these work ?

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Re: Bee vacuum and bait hives.
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 04:18:13 AM »
Thanks for the links

I was hoping the bee vacuum might be gentler on the bees but it sounds too lethal.

The bait hives sound like a waste of time also.

The other thing I was wondering about was one way bee escapes to clear hives but use them to clean up swarms in walls etc.

Any ideas.

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Re: Bee vacuum and bait hives.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 04:25:02 AM »
"To get swarms, notify the local police and rescue people and the county agricultural extension office. If you want to do a lot of them run a yellow pages ad for swarm removal".

Yellow pages? :?  Michael, update your website!!!  :)
Wait, does Craig's List even cover Nebraska?
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Re: Bee vacuum and bait hives.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 04:33:56 AM »
Already on swarm list with DPI. But didn't think about police and rescue. Good idea.

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Re: Bee vacuum and bait hives.
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 06:45:04 AM »
Bait hives are a useful tool.  I wouldn't count on them if you want bees and don't have them, but I do catch swarms.  It's like fishing.  When you find a good spot you can get them there every year.

>Yellow pages? huh  Michael, update your website!!!

Yes, some people when looking for a solution to their "bee" problem still look in the yellow pages.  Not me, of course...
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