Thursday, May 2, 2013

Swarm Trap Installed

I ordered a swarm trap the other day and then I started reading up on them.  Well, you learn by your mistakes, I guess.  Most of what I read was that the fiber-type of trap doesn't weather well and is hard to get the bees out of.

At any rate, I got it up today, in the woodline around the corner from the hives (about 75 yards away).  I don't know if it will attract any bees or not, but I figured it would be worth a try, since I'm still learning about all things bee.

I got the trap and bait/lure from WT Kelley's.  There's about a 2-inch hole in the bottom.  It's supposed to resemble a knot hole in a tree.  Maybe it will work.  We'll see.

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