You can spend $80-120 on a 3# package, or $140-160 on a nuc. Or you can buy the Swarm Trapping book and catch local bees year after year! You also get bees for free with a good chance of Varroa resistance! All you have to do is learn a little bit about swarm trapping.
Want Free Bees?
Well, almost free. I believe in honesty, so I have to disclose that you’ll have to build a box, hang it, check it, and transfer your free bees. That about sums it up. To compare with buying a package – you’ll have to order it, pay for it, pick it up, transport it to your yard, and install it. About the same steps but the swarm trapped bees are free!
This is a book designed for the common man to go out and get-er-done! This is a light read, written for a fun and easy project. So go swarm trap. Save the bees, save the world. Good beekeeping!
This book is easy to understand, with dozens of pictures on how to hang boxes to transfer bees. Packed FULL of tips and tricks like why to use old wood vs new wood, and to hang traps on lone trees in fields.
You will learn the important aspects of swarm trapping to make you successful in catching bees:
- How to bait a swarm trap
- How to build a swarm trap
- How to manage multiple traps easily
- How to avoid swarm traps crashing
- Where to place swarm traps for improving your chances
- When to put swarm traps out
- How to avoid several pitfalls of swarm trapping
- When to pick swarm traps up
PLUS lots and lots of other little things that will improve your chances of catching swarms in your traps…