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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
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    eaton, Michigan, USA
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    Default swarms

    I had a extra bottom and a shallow box, I built a top and set it out between barn and my two hives. There are old frames that had honey in the from last year. Do I just leave it out there or should I bait it somehow?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
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    Bayboro,NC,USA
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    Default Re: swarms

    In my humble opinion,,,,take the honey out, it will cause robbing from your other two hives. Just go buy some 100% lemon grass oil and drop a few ( about 4) drops in the box along with some frames with some old empty drawn comb. Built a nuc last week and did this very same thing (except I didn't have any old comb just old frames). Checked it today and already had bees going in and out. Will give it another day and should have a swarm ready to install.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
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    eaton, Michigan, USA
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    Default Re: swarms

    Hey thanks, BTW the comb was empty no honey, I had spun that out last year (my first harvested honey)... ) I will get the lemon grass oil and give it a try

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