Free bees are better than no bees. If a bucket is what you have available, then go for it. If you want to set more than a couple traps over multiple years, then I recommend investing in the equipment. In my experience good traps can provide a ton of fun.I figure I could use a couple frames and they wouldn’t have time to develop much before I would need to move them.
Had considered using two buckets to bring the size up. Make it more inviting.
I could curb plywood but I don’t have much right now. Considering the options.
I guess that’s a different question. I was lucky to have good success right from the beginning with my trapping. I spread my traps far and wide. Now I am concentrating them in areas that were successful in the past.I had a few hanging out for several years. No luck. But my wood traps also had no luck in that same patch of woods.