« Last post by LazyBkpr on Today at 01:07:59 AM »
Remeber the gender of the creatures you are trying t figure out? That is right, give up NOW, your not going to figure them out!
I try to put up swarm traps every year, two or three about 1/4 of a mile away, some half a mile, etc... Old comb, lemon grass oil.. and a nice DEEP box with plenty of room.. Inevitably, they choose a NUC in my bee shed thats about 35 yards from the hives. It has happened t me three times now...
First, the nuc is too small, no swarm will choose it.
Second, it has old comb but no lemongrass oil
Third, it is too close to the other hives...
three strikes = WIN!!
Yep, like I said, remember the gender!
Oh.. and DUCK!! Mrs river or Jaybird might have heard me say that!