Best location to catch swarms?
My property is almost entirely wooded. I have a road on the east and north sides. To the north of my property across the road is open field. To the east there is half field, and half woods. My question is, what would be the best location to try to catch a swarm? Last year I used two deep hive bodies with some old comb and vials of the pheromone that is supposed to attract swarms. I placed one on the north end of my place at the tree line, and another to the east just off the road. They were both about 3 feet off the ground (I guess I should have had them higher). The eastern one had some curious bees at one point, but neither drew a swarm. Does it matter one way or the other if the empty hives are in the woods? Where would you put them, i.e. height, direction, wooded or open area?