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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I have read the ads for Swarm Commander and wonder, does it really work?

    Has anyone used it?

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    While I've never it.... I can say that I've always had luck with lemongrass oil in a piece of cotton or on paper towel seems to well. Especially if the swarm trap box has a few frames of old comb.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I'm curious also.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I just bought some. I am going to try it out this swarm season and I will let you know.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I got some as a Christmas gift. Smells a lot like straight lemon grass oil to me, so I'm sure it will work.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Not saying this is scientifically conclusive but I caught my first swarm in a 5 frame DCoates nuc yesterday using their spray in it. I also have a identical on next to it with just lemon grass. I'm only saying of the two the scouts chose the one with Swarm Commander sprayed in it.
    Troy 7/12 -6 langs T

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Interesting, thank you for posting.

    As it turns out I just made up a bunch of lemongrass q-tip baggies. I may have to change my plans.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Ok, after the swarm moved in on Thursday in one of my nucs (which I had sprayed with Swarm Commander) in my backyard,I put another nuc box down about 15 feet from the first swarm. I also sprayed this one with Swarm Commander, doing all this on Friday. Today I looked out my back window and thought what has got my bees all worked up until I realized most of them were circling my juiced nuc. Now I still can't say it's all due to Swarm Commander but I am starting to lean that way. Luck? could be, but my other nucs in my little bee yard are using Lemon Grass only and no scout bees are looking in them.



    Here is a short video I took with them trying to get int the box
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/aeaetmf8xk...52428.mp4?dl=0
    Last edited by TPalmer; 02-22-2015 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Added video
    Troy 7/12 -6 langs T

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I've got a bottle of it, hope I get at least one swarm with it.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I'm bought some to try this year also.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thanks for the updates,

    I want to try it but it is more than I want to pay at the moment,of course I still have time here.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I also will try it this year.

    Even if it is 'Lemongrass' + it will make applying it simpler & 1oz of LG cost me $12 at the Whole Foods store.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I saw someone on FB swear by it. I'm still a little skeptical, but after reading this thread I'm starting to think about giving it a try.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Isn't it kind of new? I never heard of it until just before Christmas.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Hopefully you all have had a chance to try Swarm Commander. If not and you want to order a bottle I'll put it on special for you. It's typically runs $29.95 per 2oz bottle. I'll give everyone that is part of this thread a $5.00 discount. You'll only pay $24.95 and free shipping. I ran this special last months so I'm guessing some of you got the deal. The deal is off right now but use the coupon code "beesource" and get the discount. I'm only doing this for people who are participating in this thread.

    IT IS NOT LEMONGRASS! It is synthesised Nasanov. I worked in the fragrance and flavor industry for years and knew we could do a better job than what was out there and we did. It is THE BEST swarm lure on the market! Early results are incredible.

    Lemongrass does work but it's not Nasanov!

    Swarm Commander WILL give you the edge.

    All the best this season!

    Don't forget the coupon code beesource.
    Scott Derrick- Creator Of - Honey-B-Gone Swarm Commander

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thanks rsd, I got it on the 'special' last month & your shipping was fast.

    Glad to hear that it is more than LGO, but has I posted above your cost is in line with the same (or smaller) amount of LGO. I will post my experiences as the year progresses.

    Have you any advice on storage & length of time before renewing the bottle?

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by nobull56 View Post
    Have you any advice on storage & length of time before renewing the bottle?
    Yes. Store it in a temperature controlled environment just as you would perfume. This is basically what this product is. Nasanov Perfume. As far as refreshing your hive goes...Just check once every week and make sure you don't have bees. At the same time do a "sniff check" and make sure you still smell the lure. If you do, you are good. DO NOT OVER BAIT THE HIVE! More isn't better in this instance. Standard langs get two sprays in the inner cover and one on the entrance. Nucs get one and one. Wood pulp traps the same, 1 and 1.

    If you haven't caught a swarm in a week or two DON'T Think spray more will be better because it won't. This is a very strong product.
    Scott Derrick- Creator Of - Honey-B-Gone Swarm Commander

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I think I may try it this year. Snowed in and dreaming of spring Can I get in on the discount code?

    Tried it, it worked. I let you know how it works for me.
    Last edited by Dunkel; 03-06-2015 at 04:29 PM.

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by rsderrick View Post
    Yes. Store it in a temperature controlled environment just as you would perfume. This is basically what this product is. Nasanov Perfume. As far as refreshing your hive goes...Just check once every week and make sure you don't have bees. At the same time do a "sniff check" and make sure you still smell the lure. If you do, you are good. DO NOT OVER BAIT THE HIVE! More isn't better in this instance. Standard langs get two sprays in the inner cover and one on the entrance. Nucs get one and one. Wood pulp traps the same, 1 and 1.

    If you haven't caught a swarm in a week or two DON'T Think spray more will be better because it won't. This is a very strong product.
    I saw this and wondered what it was. I've used Lemongrass and another lure with success. Will have to try this out. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thank you so much, order 555. Obviously a lucky number!

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