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House Bee
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« on: August 16, 2012, 08:38:09 PM »

Just like the title, how far away from your hives should you place your swarm traps.  I read some literature the other day of 250 yards.

Just curious as next season I plan on putting out swarm traps in the general area.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 05:37:40 PM »

just like fishing
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 06:52:16 PM »

50 foot to 100 miles.     That way you will catch swarms from some other hives, besides your own.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 07:10:04 PM »

just like fishing, trapping and hunting. Its all in location.   You could catch a swarm on your front porch but you would increase your odds by putting the trap on the edge of a field using the wind  to carry your lure out over the field.  Dont worry about distance or how  high you place them. I place them a eye level on westerly edges of fields in the shade but not to deep in the woods in areas that bee's frequent
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 07:25:06 PM »

Like every has already said,  there is no specific distance.  It is all in the bait.   Just pick a convenient location and if there is a swarm in the area and your trap meets their needs, they will use it.    I've had swarms right next to my hives.


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