Swarm Traps and Bait Hives


"Swarm Traps and Bait Hives" by McCartney Taylor covers the basics of using swarm traps to lure honey bee swarms and get free bees! Dozens of our customers have used the tips in this book to catch more swarms than they ever thought possible. 

Chapters include

  • 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


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