Swarm Traps

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by richhitch, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. richhitch

    richhitch New Member

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    I have made a couple nucs so I can set out some traps this spring. What is the best way to do this and what lure do I need to use
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Any commercial lure will work, but a few drops of lemongrass oil will work about as well. An old piece of drawn comb will help tremendously, if available. They work best mounted with the entrance facing east to south, 8 to 10 feet above the ground. The swarm normally travels from 100 feet to 1/4 mile from their old home.