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I couldn't imagine it being very good if left randomly in a field or something, as Martin House poles typically are.

Keep in mind bees orient by landmarks so placing traps at the edge of woods or near water sources seem to have better luck.

Although nothing is keeping you from using one in a good location - but then it may be easier to just mount them traditionally on a tree?
 

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Agree with mtnmyke it might not be an ideal location. Would solve the heavy lifting involved with getting a trap up higher than you can reach. Assuming your pole has a winch :) Also assuming your like me and have a Martin pole and no Martins yet:( Wonder if an active hive (NUC) would keep the Tree Swallows away? Move it if you see actual Martins checking out your rig.
 
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