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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. 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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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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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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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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Go get them now

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

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

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Well written and narrated. Informative.

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