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Offline TN beekeeper

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Swarm trapping questions
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:11:40 PM »
I was wondering what ya'lls favorite place to put swarm traps are. Also when swarming season is in East Tennessee.

Offline cinch123

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Re: Swarm trapping questions
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 09:36:23 PM »
I had good luck last year with traps on treelines about 8 feet up a tree trunk. Then again, last year was a crazy swarm season in Ohio. I would imagine it starts pretty soon there in TN.

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Re: Swarm trapping questions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 09:52:57 PM »
Haven't been able to trap a swarm yet but shook plenty of them.  Last year started really early.  I caught my first one mid March.  Swarming usually starts Mid April and toward the first of May.  Usually when the apple trees start to bloom is a pretty good indicator.  I anticipate them starting within a couple weeks this year.
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Re: Swarm trapping questions
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 09:27:06 AM »
I like to hang them 6 -7 ft off the ground (no ladders) at field edges but in the shadows.   Using the prevailing wind to carry the smell out into the field never hurts

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Re: Swarm trapping questions
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 10:42:15 AM »
Get yourself an old wood-framed house w/o insulation and drill several 3/8" holes around the perimeter. Stick it just about anywhere and wait :-D

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Re: Swarm trapping questions
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2013, 07:10:19 PM »
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