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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm Trap is out

    It maybe early. But I had some free time on Saturday. So I thru together a 5 frame nuc out of scrap. Decided to make it a swarm trap. I put 4 frames w/ foundation in it (I don't have any drawn frames yet) and straped it to one of my trees about 10' off the ground. I put a couple of drops of lemmon oil inside and at the entrance. I have a hummingbird feeder with 1:1 close by covered with bees. Sat, Sun, and today had 3-4 bees all day checking it out. I have no bees in this area, so I hope to catch a feral swarm.


    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    I also just hung a nuc box, up my antenna tower. Its almost time for fruit trees to bloom here. I put some lure & lemon grass oil in it, Bees check it out every 5 minutes.

    I might catch a swarm before I get my first package. Can U tell i'm stoked.
    Dan

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    Can i use a 5 frame nuc that will work?
    also do you have to use drawn comb?
    Can any lemmon grass oil work? I may try this!

    KQ6AR cq cq cq dx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Can U tell i'm stoked.
    lol. Me to. I built mine so I wound not waste any scraped wood. As I was looking at it. I said screw it. I am hanging it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClintonTull View Post
    Can i use a 5 frame nuc that will work?
    also do you have to use drawn comb?
    Can any lemmon grass oil work? I may try this!
    KQ6AR cq cq cq dx!
    Thats all mine is. A 5 frame nuc. Just not a really pretty one.

    Drawn comb works the best. But I don't have any. I was thinking about ordering some honey super cell. It says it is fully drawn. But I have not gotten a price on it yet. May be to $$ for a swarm trap.

    As long as it is the essential oil should work great. Most herb stores carry it.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    It looks like it would make a nice,.. 'bird house' . Have you done this before? I know someone here mentioned using 1/2 in wire cloth over the entrance; maybe its there. Looks good. I hope to put some up too; that's three months from now,. .

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    There were some sparrows checking it out yesterday. This is my first time. I think I will add the 1/2" mesh. Thats a pretty good idea.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Haven't had my rig on since fieldday.
    My lemongrass oil is sold for aroma therapy.
    I did't have drawn comb either, don't own any yet.
    73

    Quote Originally Posted by ClintonTull View Post
    KQ6AR cq cq cq dx!
    Dan

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