Re: Setting up a Bait box for swarms
Put them where you can. I had one sitting on my porch, waiting to get new frames in it with the lid cockeyed on it and bees moved in this past weekend. Only 2 feet from the ground! I've had them work at many different elevations. I'm not so hung up on the elevation thing. I've seen bees move in water meter boxes and under hollow tree trunks. I think it's more important to be safe and put it in a place you can comfortably handle it.
I also build 5 frame nucs and they work fine. I make a nuc holder from a 4' piece of 1X4 and screw a piece of 2X4 and 1X4 flat on it to it to make a shelf for the nuke. I screw in two screw eyes one above and one below and use a black rubber bungee cord to hold the nuc on the shelf. Then when I want to move it, all I have to do is unhook the bungee cord and haul it off. I leave the holders in place year round and replace the nucs as necessary. The holders are typically scrap lumber and you can buy 5 packs of the bungee cords for a few dollars.
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