Can you get to the trees. and is the entrance close enough to the ground to work it.?? If so, why not look into the new swarm harvester offered by Kelly Bee and trap yourself 3 to 5 starts each year from the tree. After you have the trap, all you need is a new queen for each start.
For more info, look at my posting under the heading of New Equipment review.
Not likely, in my opinion. Dark boxes work better, solid walls are better.
I've tried these plastic nuc boxes with zero swarms caught. I usually hang two or three swarm traps in the various creek beds and fencelines, swarms were always caught in the other traps, not these plastic nuc boxes.
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