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Offline FishermanAllen

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Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« on: January 21, 2017, 05:26:59 AM »
 I had a nice surprise today when I was bush walking with my grandson on Mt. Bundy Station NT where I live & work my my hives.

About 4 weeks ago I built & set up a new swarm trap about 2km away from home in the wild bush on the Adelaide River. I did this on speculation that I might get a swarm even though the main swarming time is considered over by many. I have checked on this trap over the 4 weeks while bush walking about every 3 days without success  :sad:  I used 5 empty frames only in an8 frame box & baited it very lightly with "Lemon Grass Oil" which I replenished weekly.

BINGO !!!  Today we have a new hive of FREE bees, which makes my persistence worth the effort & me very happy. :grin:
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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 06:25:18 AM »
 :cool:
Certainly less work than my effort today

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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 08:05:04 AM »
So what happened today 220 ??
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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 09:34:53 AM »
Hi Fisherman Allen, I am Darwin born but moved away for work in 2009.
Currently in Perth and have been housing bees for around 2yrs.
Have been wandering if I had taken up the bee bug whilst in Darwin what would it be like.
Could you spare some time and describe to me a bit about bee keeping back home.
Honey flavours, difficulties, honey flows, how they go in the wet and oh my gosh do you put the girls onto mangos and what is the honey like. I think the humidity would be a problem, and the flavours would be incredible.

Thanks for any insights

Aaron.

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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 09:42:21 AM »
BINGO !!!  Today we have a new hive of FREE bees, which makes my persistence worth the effort & me very happy. :grin:
What will it take to keep them until the next swarm season?
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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 11:48:50 AM »
Although is is very exciting when I get a swarm in a trap, I would like to someday have enough bees to make my own increases and not make the effort of trapping.  Nothing is free and trapping is work but untill I get enough where I never have to buy bees, It is the best game in town.
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Re: Swarm Traps Well Worth The Effort...
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 02:34:58 PM »