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I wanted to make some, found many old ones but not sure where you get the components.I have lemongrass is that really all I need.I found some bee trees and want to catch some swarms this year.
 

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As you go through your hives and change out old queens for new ones, drop the old queen in a small jar (think baby food jar) that is about 1/2 full of alcohol. the pheromones will leach out into the alcohol, use a Q-tip to dip into the solution and put in your bait hives.
 

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A combination of LGO, an old brood comb and a lived in box or nuc is what I use. I caught 17 swarms last season with two traps so now for this season I already have 20 traps out. Let the bees swarm! :yahoo:
 

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Iddee, When do you start setting out traps in these parts? I have heard mid-April but with this weather??? :roll:
 

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Mine are out in Texas. Some have been for a couple of weeks.
 
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