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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011
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    Austin, Texas
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    Default If they swarm...

    I live in a suburban neighborhood and this past summer began seeing bees on some of the flowering plants in my yard. I have an old nuc box and decided to set it on the patio and see if I could attract the bees to that by feeding them. Sure enough, they found it and now I can put out sugar water or honey once a month and they will still find it. If this hive, wherever it is, decides to swarm, do I have any hope of them choosing the nuc box?

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: If they swarm...

    Hope springs eternal!

    You may be able to improve your odds by adding some old brood comb, if you have any. Also a few drops of lemongrass oil may help. More swarm trapping info here:

    http://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstrea...ney%20Bees.pdf
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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