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Offline jester7891

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Final placement of a feral hive
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:02:49 pm »
I built 3 swarm traps for the spring (mid-Atlantic area, USA).  I have 30 acres of woodland that are surrounded by farmland and fallow fields with lots of wildflowers.  I plan on bringing the newly (hopefully) caught hives to my other hives that are closer to my house (easy access to water; safety [electric fence]).  The places I have picked to place the swarm traps are about 1/4 to 1/2 mile from their final home.  Do I need to move the newly caught bees to a friend's house about 5 miles away for a week or 2 to keep the swam from returning to place where the trap was set initially?  Thanks

Offline Kwalt

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Final placement of a feral hive
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 10:37:13 pm »
I believe your assessment is correct. You will need to move them to a location farther away for a period of time.  Put a trap at your friend?s house also. Spread your chances out.

Kevin


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