Re: Swarm Trap Progress
According to Tom Seeley they prefer a cavity volume of 40 liters. They will accept less or more but much prefer 40. A single deep nuc is about half that. You might add a nuc deep box to increase the volume. He also says that they prefer a south facing entrance. Height from the ground 1 meter (3 ft) and up….preferring higher. None of these are deal breakers but each adds to the desirability. If you can’t get the height…just get what you can.
I'm guessing that swarm season is just beginning in VA. Leave the bait hive out....there's a number of weeks left in the season.
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