Catch a swarm of your own! Every Spring and Fall millions of bee colonies swarm, sometimes 2 or three times per hive. Whether you are interested in catching a wild swarm or keeping a hatch off of your own swarm, this tool is very handy. Don't let that swarm get away. This is a three layered mesh trap that will make sure the swarm goes and in and stays until you are ready to place them in the new hive or to a transport hive. This is helpful if you are trying to move a swarm you do not want on your property. Lemon grass essential oil can be used as bait. Always wear protective bee gear when attempting to catch a swarm.
This trap can be set up with the lemon bait inside already, hang it near the swarm and walk away. Wait for the swarm to enter, once most of the swarm is in, you can be sure the queen is in. If you have the queen, the swarm will follow. Shake the bees into a waiting transport nuk or new hive box so they will begin accepting their new home.
Material: cloth and steel wire