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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bee-keeping, a woven-wire basket attached to a long handle, used to trap a swarm of bees which has escaped from a hive.


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  • N.Y. He calls it a swarm-catcher; he has a half dozen of them, and says he would not do without for one season, for fifty dollars, as he has a large apiary.

    Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained


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