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Swarm Catch – Pack of 5

23.50

Increase the Probability of Catching Honey Bee Swarms

Swarming can be a major headache for beekeepers. The Nasanov pheromone can be used to increase the probability of catching honey bee swarms in empty hives from local and area hives. The synthetic pheromone is the precise copy of the naturally occurring pheromone.

USE AND STORAGE OF Lures

  •          Store in a freezer until ready to use
  •          Do not remove the cap and place the tube on the side of a frame near the box entry hole. At the top of the tube there is a tiny “eyelet” through which a needle or tack can be passed to attach the tube to the frame (see picture).
  •            DO NOT PERFORATE TUBE – the pheromone is released through the plastic .
  •          Please use rubber gloves.
  •             The lifespan of the bait is one season.
  •        Baits can be reused and should be re-stored in a freezer for shelf life between uses.

MSDS-2022-SwarmCatch

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Description

Swarm Catch

Use an empty preferably previously used hive with at least one old frame. The hive should have a bottom entrance. Attach the SwarmCatcher lure with a pushpin to one of the frames closer to the entrance. (There is a loop at the top of the lure.) Do not open or puncture the tube! The pheromone will naturally diffuse through the vial’s wall.
  • Set up the bait hive between 3 and 10 feet (1 to 3 m) above the ground.
  • Make sure the location is shaded which aides hive ventilation.
  • Hives in the sun can be abandoned due to overheating.
  • Hives with the entrance facing south have greater chance of getting occupied by a swarm.
  • Make sure the hive is dry and free of other insect (ants, wax moth etc).
Store lures in a freezer until use. Unused lures can be put back in the freezer. Lures can be stored in a freezer for up to 3 years. Being out of the freezer during shipping will not affect the performance of the lure in any way.

Additional information

Weight .01 kg