Bee Swarm Trap


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Honey Bee Swarm Trap

Our swarm trap mimics the hollow of a tree, serving as an enticing home for wild bees and catching swarms efficiently. Made from a molded fiber material, these traps are durable enough to withstand multiple swarm seasons. Utilizing the swarm commander lure in conjunction with our swarm trapping makes the process of attracting honey bees and catching swarms easier.

Placement for Optimal Attraction

For the best chance of success, place your bait hive at least six feet off the ground in a shady area. This placement ensures the traps are in an easy-to-spot location, increasing the likelihood of worker bees or scout bees finding your trap and considering it a potential permanent hive.

Enhancing Attraction

Our swarm traps attract bees by slowly releasing a blend of pheromones, effectively convincing them to choose the trap as their new home over an existing colony. Each packet of lure remains potent for one swarm season, allowing you to catch swarms and safely transfer them to your hives. To maintain the lure's effectiveness, unused packets should be stored in a freezer or refrigerator, safe from wax moths and other pests.

Benefits for Beekeepers

Keeping bees is a rewarding yet demanding hobby, and our traps offer beekeepers the opportunity to capture multiple swarms each year. This not only provides ample bees for honey production and hive expansion but also enhances the overall beekeeping experience.


  • 15.00 x 17.00 x 21.00 inches
  • 5.00 LBS


  • 5

    Great, but might not be what you really want.

    by MICHAEL RAMEY on Feb 06, 2024

    We bought some of these our first year of beekeeping with dreams of easily catching a swarm. That didn't happen unfortunately, and I now realize these traps were not the best for a beginner. Catching swarms with standard equipment & frames is much easier. For what they are though, these definitely can work, but you better check them every few days, or you may find you have to cut out comb and place into a frame to actually move the colony out.

  • 5

    Swarm trap

    by Steve Wiese on Jul 02, 2023

    I've tried using old hive boxes and frames to catch a swarm, but only managed to catch mice, wax moths, and wasps. I hung this trap and lure as directed, and within a month had caught my first swarm. And best of all the swarm wasn't even from one of my own hives. Free bees!

  • 5

    Swarm trap success!

    by Steve on Jun 12, 2023

    I set up one of these traps a month ago, and just hived a nice swarm that moved in! The best part is that this swarm isn't even one of mine! Free bees! Much easier to catch a swarm this way than climbing trees!

  • 5

    Flower pot swarm trap

    by Al Doucette on Mar 11, 2022

    A friend gave me one of these and in combination with a little Swarm Commander I caught an amazing swarm last year that is still thriving this late winter.