I have increased my swarm trap effort this year. I had another beekeeper who was downsizing give me about 12 deep 10 frame boxes. I made covers & bottoms etc. and have them hung here & there. I've gotten a few in the past & those that I didn't get to within a few days built comb all over of course & removing them was a mess.
This time I scorched all the boxes and put a single old frame of brood comb in and 9 other frames of medium wired foundation I secured with fishing line. IF any of these get a taker I should retrieve nicely drawn comb.
The other thing I did was melt one piece of foundation and added several drops of lemongrass oil to the melted wax. I melted it in hot water so I could take a couple of frames and dip the ends in the wax/water. This coated the ends with scented wax. It's been several days & the wax still has the lemon smell. Will this possibly keep the scent as long or longer than other methods?