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A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure for Effective Honeybee Swarm Capturing
Beekeepers are always on the lookout for effective methods to capture honeybee swarms to expand their apiaries. Discover the effectiveness of Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure Commander Premium Swarm Lure has proven to be a powerful tool for attracting and capturing honeybee swarms, helping beekeepers increase their colony numbers with ease. In this step-by-step guide, we'll explore how to use Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure and discuss its benefits over traditional swarm lures.
Step 1: Choose the Right Location
The first step in capturing a honeybee swarm with Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure is to select an ideal location for your bait hive or swarm trap. Place Look for areas where swarming should be common, such as near the edge of the wood or areas where you know honeybees reside or have been seen by you.
Step 2: Prepare Your Bait Hive or Swarm Trap
To maximize the effectiveness of the Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure, ensure your bait hive or swarm trap is clean and ready for use. It's a good idea to use a few drawn frames or foundation frames to make the trap more inviting for the swarm. If you have a frame of old foundation you might include this as well. Doing so adds an extra layer for you possible success.
Step 3: Apply the Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure
The recommended way to bait your hive, spray one or two sprays on the bottom of your inner cover. Spray two spray on the entrance of your hive. Don't spray more because more is not better. Spraying more has been shown to repel honeybees.
Another way of baiting your hive is to take a cotton swab or cotton ball and spray it with Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure. Swab the front of the entrance an if using the cotton swab, simply place the swab inside your hive.
You can also use the "ziplock bag and cotton ball method" If using a cotton ball, spray with Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure then place it inside a ziploc type sandwich bag and poke small holes in the bag and place it in the bait hive. AGAIN, Be careful not to over-apply the swarm lure, as too much can deter the bees.
Step 4: Position the Bait Hive or Swarm Trap
Place your bait hive or swarm trap in the chosen location, making sure it is secure and stable. The ideal height is between 6 to 12 feet off the ground. If possible, place the trap facing south or southeast, as honeybees prefer sunlit entrances.
Step 5: Monitor Your Bait Hive or Swarm Trap
Check your bait hive or swarm trap every few days for signs of honeybee activity. If you notice scout bees inspecting the trap, it's a good indication that a swarm may soon move in. Be patient, as it may take some time for a swarm to arrive and occupy the bait hive or trap. If you see continue movement and see pollen on the legs of the bees entering the hive, you have caught a swarm.
Step 6: Collect the Captured Swarm
Once a swarm has moved into your bait hive or swarm trap, wait for them to settle and start building comb. This usually takes a few days. Afterward, carefully move the swarm to a new hive in your apiary during the cooler evening hours when the bees are less active.
Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure is proven and offers beekeepers an effective and easy-to-use solution for capturing swarms of bee. Thousands and thousands of bottles and swarms capture in the USA and around the world.