I've been called out to swarms that are too high in a tree to get,
and thus have put a bait hive out near the tree.
The bees ignore my bait hive, and move on to another location.
I've used with old comb, and with lemongrass oil,
I've used full of drawn frames, or only half-full of frames.
My theory is that I'm showing up too late in the day with the bait box,
and the bees have already made their travel plans for the next morning.
Has anyone here had had luck baiting a swarm down out of a tree?
How long did it take from placement-of-box to habitation-of-box?
What are the do-don'ts, and considerations around doing this successfully?
Swarm catching's not new... have caught 30+... but success with this particular method eludes me.
EDIT: What a brainfart thread title. Mods, can you please change to "Baiting Swarm out of Tree?"?