I'm getting more and more turned on to the idea of trying to catch swarms, especially because I can see bees (not mine) visiting some of my old boxes, so I know there are some feral hives nearby that like to visit my yard.
I was thinking of placing a couple in my yard and others some distance away in the woods by the river.
I was going to put one near the tree that my bees swarmed on to last May. I would love to put it ON the tree, but the tree is in my neighbor's yard. This may end up being a prop up on the fence, or hang from the fence, or possibly hang from a branch that reaches into our yard.
The other I was going to put on a large cherry tree that has a forked trunk, because I read elsewhere that bees really notice these forked trunks.
Also, I'm not sure when to get started with this. March? April?