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crowskee

5 year old buck +
I've got 6 swarm traps out in different locations. 4 of them never see any activity and the other 2 always seem to catch a swarm. There might not be an abundance of hives in that area you are trying. Try putting it in a different location. My 2 hives that always catch are in neighborhoods.

That's interesting that the hives in the neighborhoods catch the bees. I've noticed that my swarm trap in my yard gets no attention yet I have scout bees buzzing around me while sitting on the front porch not 100 yards away. They seem to be finicky little creatures.
 

Merle Hawggard

5 year old buck +
Not the best pic, but another catch. Chuck made these with 6 frames.
This was empty last week, looks to be a nice sized swarm.
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crowskee

5 year old buck +
Not the best pic, but another catch. Chuck made these with 6 frames.
This was empty last week, looks to be a nice sized swarm.
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Nice catch!
My traps still have seen no action. I may have the too low. They are only about 7 feet high.
 

Merle Hawggard

5 year old buck +
Nice catch!
My traps still have seen no action. I may have the too low. They are only about 7 feet high.
We have caught a few that low, but my best catching boxes have all been that high.
Only 2 years of experience catching them to draw on, however.

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cavey

5 year old buck +
We have caught a few that low, but my best catching boxes have all been that high.
Only 2 years of experience catching them to draw on, however.

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Never thought about just putting them into my tree stands ....
 
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