Hi everyone, I'm in southeastern Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. I've had swarms of bees the last few years but never had the right setup to catch 'em. Now I have a hive box with frames and wax foundation a friend gave me and I added a super on top with frames and plastic foundation, and put it up on the balcony where the bees moved in once before and tried to again last spring (I have since foamed all the gaps shut). I'm using some Mann Lake swarm lures to see if I can entice 'em into moving in. I figure that should be a big enough space for a swarm to find attractive -- what do you think? I also set up a couple of those bucket-shaped swarm traps in some trees, about 8 feet off the ground, also with swarm lures in them. So I'm wondering if someone out there in Wisconsin, Minnesota or northern Illinois can give me a rough idea of when I can expect to see scout bees around. Seems to me I usually see scouts flying around my eaves in late April into May, and last year we had a swarm later in spring as well. I think I'm ready for them and I hope to be able to set up a nice home for them so they can help pollinate my home orchard. Any suggestions appreciated!