I'd like to hear what size traps some of you successful swarm catchers use. I made some 5 frame deep nucs and made, deep 5 frame "supers" to put on top and was planning on using these as swarm traps. I talked to a 2nd generation beekeeper last night at a local beekeepers meeting and he told me he uses a standard 10 frame deep with a medium super for swarm traps. He caught 20 swarms last year so he obviously knows what he's doing, and he told me that my traps were not large enough. He said he had only caught 3 swarms in the past in nuc sized traps.
I also know that everyone has their own opinion and many times they think they are the only ones who are right.
So, am I wasting time putting out the nuc sized traps? Should I just use them as nucs to split with and use 10 frame deeps and mediums?