Swarm Capture Video
May 3, 2010
I’ve had several people ask me how to capture a swarm. This video shows a man capturing a swarm out of a low branch on a tree- truly an ideal situation. This is the same video that I watched before I captured my first swarm last year.
I’ll tell a quick story on myself. If you hung out with me by the tree with the swarm on Friday, you may have seen that I put swarm lure into the bait hive to try to attract the swarm into the hive. It came in a small, brown manila envelope- and that’s exactly how I put it into the hive. On Saturday, my husband was setting up a new bait hive in the back yard. Just before he closed it up, he opened the swarm lure envelope, opened a little vial of fluid that was inside and dumped it on the hive. When I saw that, I felt- well, stupid is the word that comes to mind. I’m not usually the ditzy type, so this was a new low. Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. No wonder my bait hive didn’t work at the park. I’ll just call it a learning experience and move on.