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How to Catch a Swarm of Honey Bees with a Butterfly Net! Collect those bees in trees!

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This year I've started using several different designs of butterfly nets to capture swarms.
Why butterfly nets? Well, they breath so the bees are not hot and unable to vent, they are lightweight and have extended reach.
Choose one with fabric like a sheet or pillow case so the bees can be dumped easily without clinging.
My preference is the heavy duty aluminum nets with a strong locked ring at least 14" in diameter.
This net was at its limit with around 5 lbs of bees in it.
You can also remove the net and use it as a pattern to make your own net material which should be a little deeper so you can cinch it up and use the net for swarm transporting.
Much easier than lugging a wooden box or bucket and you can transport in the net if it's properly tied off.

Here is a link to the net shown in this video: https://amzn.to/30D569l

I recommend at least the 14" diameter net, larger is better.

Get the fabric, not the "net" material which the bees get their feed caught in. Enjoy!

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