Re: Getting bees
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Yes, if you offer a home for bees that they find attractive a swarm of bees might just move in. You may be able to improve the chances of this happening if you can put a few drops of lemongrass oil in the hive, and/or old comb.
If you have a way to do so, I would try to get the box (called a swarm trap here) up higher than a hive normally would be. My swarm traps are about 7 feet of the ground where I can find a tree or other object to support them.
The more swarm traps you can place, the better chances you have of getting a swarm. Traps do not have to be the same quality of materials as a permanent hive. In some cases even a waxed cardboard box is suitable for a swarm trap. After the bees have moved in, they can be moved to the permanent hive.
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