Good Video on Bait Hives

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Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby Nordak » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:40 am

This is a good general guide for swarm trapping. GregV, you'll recognize the source.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdr1iRrjA5I

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby GregV » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:48 pm

Nordak wrote:This is a good general guide for swarm trapping. GregV, you'll recognize the source.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdr1iRrjA5I


Thanks for sharing! Will watch.

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Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby Dustymunky » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:11 pm

Good video. Gearing up to put bait hives out. Nice info on placement. Hopefully nobody shoots my bait hives :)


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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby Nordak » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:49 am

Yeah, that would stink coming across a swarm trap riddled with bullet holes. I guess they got bored with road signs?

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby GregV » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:34 am

This is pretty much what he spoke about on SP's podcast.
But - nice pics of the traps by the road side.
I am yet to reach Leo's success rate on swarm hunting; really hope to hit it this year; have been scouting for places already.
I too consider few rouge traps by the roadside in bushes, there and here.....
Will just make them from wrapped computer boxes - not much to lose there. :D

Btw, I emailed with Leo back and forth few times; he is pretty responsive.

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby moebees » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:19 pm

Btw, I emailed with Leo back and forth few times; he is pretty responsive.


What's your secret? I emailed him and never got a response.
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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby GregV » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:22 pm

moebees wrote:
Btw, I emailed with Leo back and forth few times; he is pretty responsive.


What's your secret? I emailed him and never got a response.


Unsure.
Maybe my last name did the trick? :)

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby moebees » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:09 pm

Maybe my last name did the trick?


I didn't think of that until you mentioned it but could be. :)
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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby GregV » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:42 pm

moebees wrote:
Maybe my last name did the trick?


I didn't think of that until you mentioned it but could be. :)


I suggest do associate yourself with maybe with Leo's podcast with SP (listen to it first, though).
Or maybe start with a specific questions based on his website information.
I don't know your ways of approaching, but if I recall before I wrote him, I already knew his web site right to left and used his free plans in practice (those plans are really, really cool - those photos with measurements are not a common format and took some work to do).

Or maybe, indeed, my last name caught the attention.
I share with him my progress pictures now and then since I am learning from him and practicing similar ways.

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby moebees » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:50 pm

I suggest do associate yourself with maybe with Leo's podcast with SP (listen to it first, though).
Or maybe start with a specific questions based on his website information.
I don't know your ways of approaching, but if I recall before I wrote him, I already knew his web site right to left and used his free plans in practice (those plans are really, really cool - those photos with measurements are not a common format and took some work to do).


Thanks for the advice but I had watched his videos and read his website before I contacted him. And I asked him specific questions about his hive plans.
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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby GregV » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:13 pm

moebees wrote:...Thanks for the advice but I had watched his videos and read his website before I contacted him. And I asked him specific questions about his hive plans.


Well, you tried.
You know, IF you forward your question(s) to me, I may try and ask them for you and see what happens. ;)

LS is a busy guy (just like SP here).
It sounds as-if he does not even have a steady job outside of his farmstead and bee/hive business. So..

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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby moebees » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:28 pm

Thanks for the offer Greg V but my question was at the time I was considering horizontal hives for my apiary and now have decided to go a different route. I was commenting only because my experience had been so different from yours. I am glad you found him accessible and who knows what the reason was that I did not get a response. It could have even been a technical glitch. I have experienced that before.
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Re: Good Video on Bait Hives

Postby robert45 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks for the sharing. :roll:


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