Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

  • by McCartney M. Taylor
  • Narrated by McCartney Taylor
  • 1 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive guide to catching free bees using swarm traps and bait hives. A comprehensive how-to for beekeepers.
Based on the fact that bees will occupy a cavity of about 40 liters, a swarm trap is made to create the ideal space for a wild swarm to occupy. This way the bees come to the beekeeper so that the beekeeper doesn't have to go hunt swarms.
Some Chapters:


Why Trap Swarms?
Trees
Biology of Swarming
Swarm Names
History
Alternatives to Traps - Catching Swarms
Building a Swarm Trap - The Hanging Box Type
Baiting a Swarm Trap
A Note for Non-Beekeepers
Times for Swarms
Safety
Using GPS
Legality
Disease
Location
Expectations
All Good Things Must End

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: Out of a Blue Sky