Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

6 reviews



Countless beekeepers praise and recommend this book and have used its information with great success. Why buy bees when you can lure and catch healthy local swarms that have successfully overwintered? McCartney's Taylor's super informative book includes the following 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

Soft cover. 60 pages.

50 pages. 7" by 10". Paperback. Color photographs. 2011.

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    william c.
    United States
    Swarm Traps and Bait Hives

    This was better than I had hoped. Packed with helpful information and an easy read. I read it in an evening. Can’t wait to try these ideas and tips! Bill Conrad

    Chris M.
    United States
    Great little book

    This book is a quick read and to the point. I haven't caught a swarm yet but I'm sure I will soon.

    Robert E.
    United States
    review of Swarm Traos and Bait Hives

    excellent. I read the book in one setting and planned this approach to swarm catching in 30 minutes. I plan to set 8 bee baits.

    Mark V.
    Excellent information. I highly recommend

    Excellent information. I highly recommend it as it is a short read but most helpful

    Susan H.
    Good book at a good

    Good book at a good price--very informative