What a summer, i have been working myself to get several hives going. I went to check on the speaker box hive, i put in deep supers monday. they were up in the pine tree all in a swarm cluster. I through a line over the tree limb, and hauled up a swarm trap. the swarm box is located right next to the cluster, if not touching it. i put a brood comb, with about 9-drops of lemongrass oil. it's a strong odor. I put it up, just before dark. after it had been there a couple of hours, about 9:30 pm central time, the cluster hadn't budged, just got bigger. this is the second swarm in 10-days. i rubber baned ther brood, put on a second brood box that had 10 frames of 1-inch starter strips of 4.9mm foudation. i didn't use a queen excluder. I put a rapid feeder on top fo frames, in another empty hive box, and put ther honey ontop of the feeder. I thought they were all set. i have a top entrance, and bottom entrance. i was up to 4-hives, and now down to 2. Should i just plan on buying nukes next spring, and forget about capturing ferel bees?
Can you give me some pointers on what i'm doing wrong?