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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Canton, Texas USA
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    Default Renewing foundation in unused swarm traps

    I have several bait hives that did not catch a swarm last year---Does the foundation have to be changed from year to year, or only to add scents to them...The foundation is not torn or anything---just whitened with age.
    Thanks,
    LtlWilli

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Corvallis, OR
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    Default Re: Renewing foundation in unused swarm traps

    Foundation does not "go bad", so to speak, but foundation is also not of much use in attracting swarms. You can add scents (lemongrass oil, nasanov), but it will also help if you can replace at yeast one of your frames of foundation with old, dark drawn comb (or any drawn comb if you can't find the old dark variety).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Polk County, Tennessee, USA
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    251

    Default Re: Renewing foundation in unused swarm traps

    I spray the comb in my swarm traps with a liberal dose of BT before hanging. Seems to help limiting wax moth damage in between checks.

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