I have seen several new magazines advertise for swarm boxes that are 5 frame nucs boxes. Maybe I just did not pay attention in the past, but when did nuc boxes turn into swarm boxes also. I realize that nuc boxes have probably always been around to collect a swarm. But I will collect a swarm in anything handy that I have at the time. Cardboard box, etc. I always thought of a designated swarm box as a box I put out to try to collect swarms when I'm not around. I never thought of a 5 frame nuc box as fitting this purpose. I thought they would be small for best results. Are the mags mentioning swarm boxes, as boxes for knocking a swarm into, or are they just not clear with the idea of a swarm bait box?
Anybody have good results with 5 frame nuc boxes set out as swarm boxes?
And what is the ball-park number for the ideal swarm box. (square inches, etc.) I had thought I read something about the size of a deep body is about right.