Re: Swarm trap: What do you load/or not load your trap with?
That's a lotta bees to lose. Is there a lot of spraying or something going on in your part of California? I'm hoping to hear a better survival rate locally as we come out of winter. If I don't, well I may go ahead and bait for bees, but I will not buy more to bring them in. And I will cease spending on eqpt, etc. I've already cut back and built some myself. May go to top bar, no foundation to worry about. If of course there are any bees left come spring....
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.