Hello everyone, first post for me.... I'm working towards becoming a beekeeper as a hobby.
I built myself a nice top bar hive about a month ago, just ordered a 3# package of bees from Rossman Apiaries last week, and have been reading as much as I can to prepare myself for this coming spring.
I came across this website and have been reading non stop. I began to read in this section about catching and luring swarms.
Honestly that idea has never crossed my mind. I'm now thinking about building a second hive just to try to lure a swarm. It sounds fun and pretty rewarding if you're succesful.
From what i read, it seems like Lemongrass essential oil is the preffered lure for most keepers. My question is, where do you get this oil AND is there any kinds better than others.... or anything in particular I should aviod?
Thanks in advance and if you have any other tips about how to use this technique fill me in.