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Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

The Easy Way to Get Bees for Free
Narrated by: McCartney Taylor
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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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
©2011 McCartney Taylor (P)2013 McCartney Taylor

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  • Davis
  • 15-01-15

Very exciting!

Great book! I cant wait to get started catching swarms. The book was very informative and encouraging to a bait hive virgin such as myself. Highly recommend this book to anyone who wants free bees.

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  • Laurie White
  • 06-12-14

Fun and informative!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Interested in Bee keeping? When the narration began, my first thought was...ugh, boring narrative! But soon my husband and I were riveted. Amidst the importation of lots of info about the subject, the narrator often interjected notes of humor, unexpected and refreshing. Not just a listing of fact and opinion, the author obviously enjoys his subject and sharing his knowledge with others.

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  • Steeny G
  • 29-06-20

For the bee enthusiast

Loved it! But I read it a day too late. My nuc I bought in April, apparently had a very active Queen and decided to swarm and leave, yesterday. who knew, a 2 month old Nuc could get that big, that quickly? It was heartbreaking, and frustrating, as they lighted upon a tree branch that was too high to reach, and we didnt have another hive ready. If I had read this book a day earlier, I may have saved thousands of bees to establish a new hive. The book was wonderful with many tips and hacks.

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  • jacob
  • 26-11-19

loved it

Absolutely fantastic book loved it Highly highly recommend Anything about swarm traps this is your book

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  • Abraham Areephanthu
  • 11-07-18

Newbie

Excellent listen. For the price you can’t lose. One capture more than pays for this listen.

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  • Caleb
  • 10-03-18

Good info!

Great info on swarm traps! Very useful if you plan on beekeeping and catching your own bees.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-16

Great book for anyone who wants to catch bees

The narrator/author was awesome. very funny and personable. He was very easy to listen to and is a wealth of information. Great book for anyone...new bee keeper or old who wants to catch feral bee swarms for their apiary.

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  • William
  • 04-04-16

Go get them now

Very well done it covers all the information also gives you Web site's to use

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  • KEVIN
  • 01-04-16

love

New bee keeper. great info on how to catch wild bees. easy short understandable funny

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  • WendyK
  • 18-02-16

Well written and narrated. Informative.

Well written and narrated. Informative and interesting. A good choice for anyone interested in beekeeping or swarm trapping.