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Ask your self this.. if the whole bottle of the real deal vs knock off or LGO catches you just one more swarm over the few years you use it whats the cost per swarm difference?
 

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Lemongrass works exceptionally well. Add a little fresh beeswax and some propolis to the trap and you are set. Works great.
 

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I try not to buy anything from china if I can help it.
The real Swarm Commander has caught 8 swarms for me so it was well worth the price.
I haven't tried lemon grass oil but it's super cheap.

there's a DR here in the local bee club the sells little "1 per trap" ampules that last the entire season for about $2 a vial.
 

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I have used both and really haven't seen anything that would make me feel it is any better. It does work, but so does Anise. Having hive smells like combs, propolis, and a decent cavity size is more important than the lure IMO. The lure helps, but I have caught tons of swarms in deadout boxes with no lure at all. I have a bottle of lemon grass I put retired queens in, and that with the hive smell reels them in.
 
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