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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will catch a honey bee swarm with a bait hive.



Here are some threads on catching honey bee swarms with swarm traps:
 - Bee Bait Hives
 - Building a Bee Bait Box
 - Swarm Trap From Pallets
 - How to Attract a Swarm

Here are some articles on catching honey bee swarms with swarm traps:
 - Tips For Catching a Swarm
 - Setting Up a Swarm Trap
 - Attracting Honey Bees
 - Building Swarm Traps

Here are some nice videos on catching honey bee swarms with bait hives:







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must catch a honey bee swarm with a bait hive (swarm trap)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a picture of an empty bait hive
 - post a picture of the bait hive full of bees
 
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