Built 4 nucs from the prints. Easy peasy! little lemon grass oil. Now, have no clue were to put it so hung it 8' in a tree in a strip of woods behind my back fence. guess we'll see!
bwwertz, my eyes aren't that good...nor my glasses (I wore the glasses out looking through them too much). What seems to help me is a combination of things...whether the bees are between me and the sun and whether they're flying against a dark (treeline) or light (sky) background. If the dark trees are behind them and if the bees are between me and the sun then the sunlight glares/reflects off of their bodies and wings and they "light up" for me. I can follow them for probably 100-150 feet doing this. Already having a "bead" on them via the highlighting of the sun I can follow them on up and above the top of the treeline where they turn into a black speck...shortly after that they "disappear".so what's a short blondie like me supposed to do without such "bee"cons? =) I would love to be able to follow these gals more than 6 feet from the hive.