Re: Swarm trap saturation?
I have a bait hive in a new location this year and after I set it up I put a blob of honey on the lid. Went back hours later, honey still there and not a single bee. I left the hive but I highly doubt I will get a swarm. I've lost a couple of really good spots because there are new people living at each. I don't think I will get my usual 5 spring swarms this year.
I put out boxes in my back yard and last year I didn't get any spring swarms but got 3 fall swarms. I think I found a new spot for spring swarms, one where I got a swarm already and I put out another box over the weekend.
Location is everything.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF