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Greetings. We kept bees in Oregon, but we're now in Tennessee. Local Beek said that it was easy to nab swarms here, so I've got a baited box (lemongrass oil, nice foundation on some frames, up in a treehouse.

Happy to be getting back into beekeeping! Hoping to catch some swarms soon.
 

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I read somewhere that foundation wasn't a good idea for swarm trapping, the bees will perceive the space as too small. Most of the successful trappers use a piece of brood comb. That is what I have read, I have no personal experience.

Good luck.
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I'd use that if I had brood comb. I cut the sheets in half and left the frames half empty. It lets them get started on something straight. instead of building randomly across frames. I've used it after catching swarms before and it worked pretty well.
 
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