Leo Sharashkin wrote:I commonly catch swarm as late as the first week of September here in the Ozarks in southern Missouri.
I would not use a swarm trap that does not have frames primed with foundation in it. Trying to then transfer bees from it into a permanent hive will likely kill the colony. Swarm traps that have no frames in them are possible but are more difficult to handle successfully, especially if you don't have extensive experience with frame-less hives. There are free plans for building swarm traps on HorizontalHive.com and complete swarm traps filled with frames are available for just $89.
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