Re: Trapping 2018 - success rate?
Last year's hot spot yielded nothing this year, even tho I had two traps there. Other traps tell the same story. Did catch one swarm, in my backyard, from my bees. I don't even give it 1/2 credit cause it should have been a split if I was on top of things. Really crappy year for swarms. A friend I helped caught a swarm in a bait hive this year so I count that as a plus, just not for me.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.