Yea, I’m McCartney, that YouTube Beekeeper guy. And I’m passionate about bees and beekeeping and am the author of Swarm Traps and Bait Hives. I’ve really enjoyed Swarm Trapping and wrote the book on it so others can enjoy this great way to get FREE BEES! (well…kind of free.)
Well, almost free. I believe in honesty, so I have to disclose that you’ll have to build a box, hang it, check it, and transfer your free bees. That about sums it up. To compare with buying a package – you’ll have to order it, pay for it, pick it up, transport it to your yard, and install it. About the same steps but the swarm trapped bees are free!
Swarm trapping is my passion, and I wrote a fairly long book on a simple subject. Consequently, the book is a lighthearted 55 page read with dozens of photos in it to let you follow along. Don’t expect a 400 page tome that you will have to memorize. This is a book designed for the common man to go out and get-er-done! This is a light read, written for a fun and easy project. So go swarm trap. Save the bees, save the world. Good beekeeping!
This book is easy to understand, with dozens of pictures on how to hang boxes to transfer bees. Packed FULL of tips and tricks like why to use old wood vs new wood, and to hang traps on lone trees in fields.
Very simple to change a trap from one to the other. After all, I’m a TBH guy so I’m not going to forget my fellow TBH converts!