Swarm Traps and Bait Hives: The easy way to get bees for free. (Paperback)

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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. Thereby the bees come to the beekeeper so that the beekeeper doesn't have to go hunt swarms. Some Chapters: 1 - Why Trap Swarms? 2 - Trees 3 - Biology of Swarming 4 - Swarm Names 5 - History 6 - Alternatives to Traps - Catching swarms 7 - Building a Swarm Trap - The Hanging Box Type 8 - Baiting a Swarm Trap 9 - A Note for Non-Beekeepers 10 - Times for Swarms 11 - Safety 12 - Using GPS 13 - Legality 14 - Disease 15 - Location 16 - Expectations 17 - All Good Things Must End.

About the Author

McCartney Taylor is a world renown beekeeper from Austin, Texas. Known mainly for his YouTube educational channel, OutofaBlueSky, which is the largest beekeeping channel on YouTube. Mr. Taylor works with both Langstroth and Top Bar Hives which are technologically appropriate for third world beekeeping.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781463739317
ISBN-10: 1463739311
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: July 15th, 2011
Pages: 60
Language: English