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Offline JurassicApiary

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2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« on: April 13, 2020, 02:29:55 pm »
I finished building several swarm traps over the weekend--my first time at it.  Completed four of them and have enough materials on hand to make three more in the future.  I put one out already and thought I would share as well as ask for others to post photos of their 2020 swarm traps in-situ.

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 02:44:35 pm »
okay - I'm jealous! beautiful spot

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 01:44:56 pm »
ha! Thanks, Seeb.  A little slice of paradise.  But that jungle is ruthlessly aggressive and will take over your yard in a heartbeat, let me tell you.     And the rain...oh does it rain a lot.  But I do love the rain as it means waterfalls for us.  We get ~125" rain/yr, over 200+ rainy days/yr).  There are pros and cons to living in a rain forest!

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 08:44:19 pm »
I drove around this evening and checked my traps and remembered to take a few pictures.

Kevin




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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 08:45:20 pm »
One picture at a time . . .




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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 08:53:23 pm »
One more.  I only have six out so far this year.

I should hang a few more but haven?t traveled to my farther locations since I?ve been working from home.  No catches yet this year. I?ve heard of a couple swarms in the area but it?s still early.   Dandelions just took off a couple weeks ago. May seems like the hot month for swarms here.




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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 01:55:19 pm »
These are great, Kevin--thanks for taking the time to take pics and post.    Matthew

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 04:23:59 pm »
Great pics - have you ever explored inside the dilapidated house in that one picture. I bet there is a treasure or two in there.

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 06:28:52 pm »
I was in the old house 30 years ago when it was mostly solid. It was pretty well cleaned out then. I did catch 3 swarms in a trap on that same tree last year and thought that was a pretty good treasure.

Kevin

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Re: 2020 Swarm Traps In-Situ
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2020, 08:26:21 pm »
I love checking out these old houses, especially if I can get in the attic area. I find many treasures there.  Yep, 3 swarms is definitely a treasure