I set 3 swarm traps out last night. I'm trying to make do with what I have on hand. One trap is an old deep box w/ 5 partial drawn comb frames and 5 foundationless frames. and the other 2 are Nuc box traps with 2 partial drawn brood comb frames and 3 foundationless frames each. All 3 were baited with LGO and set approximately 250yds apart from each other. I didn't have any luck catching any swarms last year. I set all 3 approx. 10' off the ground. One of the NUC box traps I sat near an ornamental bush that is Loaded with white pollen. Last year, the bees covered this bush for over nearly 2 weeks. The weather is wet and rainy here in So. IL, with temps fluctuating between 63* today and almost 27* predicted Friday evening.
I took some burr comb from last year and rubbed it in the boxes, added some LGO to 1 q-tip and dabbed it on the front entrance then dropped it in the box. The partially drawn frames do have some wax moth damage, will this affect the trap? The closest nuc trap I have to my remaining hive is approximately 100 feet. Is there anything else I can do to increase my chances to catch a swarm this year?