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Author Topic: Bee vacuum and bait hives.  (Read 903 times)
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« on: September 30, 2011, 10:28:16 PM »

I have seen mention of a bee vacuum and bait hives ( to catch swarms ).

How do both these work ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 02:37:03 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesferal.htm#beevacuum
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesferal.htm#baithives
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 03:18:13 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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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 03:25:02 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? huh  Michael, update your website!!!  Smiley
Wait, does Craig's List even cover Nebraska?
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 03:33:56 AM »

Already on swarm list with DPI. But didn't think about police and rescue. Good idea.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 05:45:04 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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