Are you ready to get some free bees?? Do you want to provide a lonely swarm with a good home?? Then why are all your boxes in the garage where they can’t catch bees?
This is the time to have all possible traps out and baited. I have about 10 around the house, and have caught about 15 swarms in the last 3 years. Also, ask your friends if you can have one at their home.
As you can see from the pictures, I have several different shapes and sizes. Small for small swarms, bigger for larger swarms. In the texts, there is much discussion about the ‘optimum’ size, so I cover all bases.
There are very few good natural places for bees anymore, so they will use just about anything. I don’t put frames in my traps, or old wax but bait them with lemongrass oil or Swarm Commander. Just a few drops on a cotton ball, and refresh about monthly.
Oops, you caught a swarm!! Now what? Call an old hand like me for HELP!!!!!
I like to start feeding immediately with “Free Food” and use a queen ‘Includer’ as soon as I move to a permanent home
Are you ready to jump into beekeeping? Traps are a great way to get started!