Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
December 22, 2014, 12:09:08 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: using new tbh as swarm trap  (Read 763 times)
phill
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 111

Location: Mass


« on: March 27, 2012, 09:40:40 AM »

Over the winter I built myself a top-bar hive, which is now ready for use. I could populate it with a split from one of my Langstroth hives, but that would be work, and I like to have the bees do the work. So I thought I'd leave the new TBH out as a swarm trap and see what happens.

My question: Should I leave some of the top bars off, to create a bigger opening and make it more attractive to a swarm?
Logged
Robo
Technical
Administrator
Galactic Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6437


Location: Scenic Catskill Mountains - NY

Beekeep On!


WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 10:41:36 AM »

My question: Should I leave some of the top bars off, to create a bigger opening and make it more attractive to a swarm?

Why would a bigger opening be more attractive?  Putting drawn comb in it will attract them.
Logged

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison


phill
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 111

Location: Mass


« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 10:06:59 PM »

Thanks; that makes sense.

Why a bigger opening? I guess I'm thinking like a human, not a bee. I'd put up a neon sign if it would work.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.186 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page December 21, 2014, 08:37:16 AM
anything