Re: Don't worry too much about the location of a bait hive / swarm trap
About 3 years ago, I brought a dead out hive home to clean up and take back to my remote bee yard. Clean up task soon accomplished but it was Easter weekend and we had lots of family activities so I decided I’d just stack the empty hive next to our back door by our garage with plans to return it to my out yard on Monday. As we drove home from Easter Sunday services my wife said “look at all the bees!” We sat in our car in the drive way and watched a big swarm move in and take up residence in that empty hive at our back door. My friends who are fond of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, nicked-named that hive our “Volunteer Bees.” It seemed to create quite a lot of interest and folks in the community would ask me, “How are the Vols doing?” They were talking about our bees not the ball team. We allowed the Volunteer Bees to stay at our backdoor through the honey flow before moving them away from the house. They made a fine crop of honey right there. Great memories...all this said, you just never know when and where a nice swarm may show up and Volunteer their services!
“My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.” (Proverbs 24:13)