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Offline edward

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2 swarm traps on the same roof?
« on: June 17, 2012, 07:26:58 PM »
If I put 2 swarm traps on the same roof does it increase my chances of catching a swarm, or will it have the opposite effect?

North, south, east, west? Which is best?

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Re: 2 swarm traps on the same roof?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 08:50:48 PM »
I had 3 traps on my back porch this spring along with a hive from last years swarm trap there.  I now have 3 hives there all from swarms that moved into the traps.   They are facing all directions.   The top rail of the porch is about 15 foot off the ground.   

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Re: 2 swarm traps on the same roof?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 08:13:27 PM »
Thanks for the advise, just have to cross my fingers and wait  :bee:

The roof is on a friends barn close to a be yard with a keeper that does not give his hives enough space in time.

I have already been called out to pick up av swarm that had landed on a lady's snow shovels  8-)

Better that a beekeeper catches a swarm than they take up residence in somebody's wall or attic .

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Re: 2 swarm traps on the same roof?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 11:23:23 PM »
I caught 7 swarms this year, in 3 trees, 2 swarms per tree and 3 swarm in 1 tree.  The tree I caught 3 swarm in had 1 swarm 1 morning got them, the next day, in the afternoon it had 2 swarms.  One on 1 limb and the other swarm on another.  Caught all 7 in a week.



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