Can I catch/lure a swarm with empty hive & a few frames of honey?
My two new packages arrive tonight. Yesterday a friend gave me 10 frames of drawn out comb to help me get kick started. A few of the frames had some honey in the corners still.
After putting the frames into my empty hives, I ran inside for an hour, came back out and found some bees robbing honey. No clue where these bees are from. I quickly shut the hives up and totally closed the entrance.
My thoughts are, can I set up an empty hive down a few feet, and put in a bunch of empty frames, and a couple frames with honey on them? If it doesnt lure a swarm, will it keep the pressure off my new hives by giving them easy honey to rob?