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  1. #1
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    Question Should I or Should I not?

    Happy New Year

    I'm just about finished my Swarm Box/Trap:}

    Question should I put it out now 12/17/13 here in South Louisiana or simply wait ?

    I'm new and green as GREEN can bee...

    Any advice will truly be appreciated:}

    Thanks in advance for your help..

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    A swarm trap may be more effective with a scent, such as lemongrass oil, that bees find attractive. If you put the scented boxes out early - you may need to add more oil when swarm season finally arrives.
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    I don't think it makes a lot of difference how early you put them out, but, like Radar Sidetrack said, you could wait on putting the lemongrass oil in them.
    One consideration for waiting, might be, if you think mice may try to get into them this time of year. My traps are sitting on plastic barrels, and mice cannot climb up the barrels to get inside the traps.

    I leave mine out all year, and about the 15th of March I will inspect them and add the lemongrass oil.

    cchoganjr

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    Thanks, I got some lemongrass oil to put in it and plan to place my box/trap on a plastic barrel as well:}

    Just excited to get started lol


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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    I am so stoked to get some swarm traps out soon! Snookie, am I seeing things or is that comb drawn within the jars?

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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richter1978 View Post
    I am so stoked to get some swarm traps out soon! Snookie, am I seeing things or is that comb drawn within the jars?
    LOL yes the MAGIC of Internet pictures lol

    How cold is it today in Duval county today?

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    Had a bit of rain today, but fairly warm, upper 60s.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Should I or Should I not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richter1978 View Post
    Had a bit of rain today, but fairly warm, upper 60s.

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