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....
Live and learn. EFB vaniquished and sterilized. Harvested honey. Waiting for the new year. Trying to keep them alive.