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has anyone ever tried these? I've seen them advertised and was curious if anyone has tried this?
 

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Do a search. We.ve been talking about them for a month or two. Moat think lemongrass oil or dead queens work best.
 

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Stinger, do you have any oriental shops near you? You might find actual lemongrass, or go to a health food store and you can get the oil. If you do a search on lemongrass, there are at least two fairly notorious posts on the matter within the recent week.

[ March 30, 2006, 08:47 AM: Message edited by: FordGuy ]
 

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Online is the easyest and fastest way to get lemongrass oil. Do a google search....
 

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thanks for the info. i just thought of something. does it attract undesirable bees as well as honeybees?
 

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>thanks for the info. i just thought of something. does it attract undesirable bees as well as honeybees?

What are undesirable bees?

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I use lemongrass essential oil. Smells the same as the commercial lures, and it costs a lot less.
 

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how many drops do you use per trap?
is it applied at the entrance in the back or all over? thanks!!
 

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i consider undesirable bees wasps, hornets yellow jackets... although i assume they have a purpose in nature but that type i do not want to attract. ( kind of like people i guess there are some that you like and some that you don't want anything to do with ( undesirables) ).
 

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Where I have my bees now is kind of in the center of large field. I couldn't find a good place to put a swarm box so I just put it about 50' away and on top of a cynder block. Do you think that's too low to catch a swarm?
 

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#1...I think it is fine, others don't think so.
#2...Many think 1/4 mile is close enough to the hive..How big is the field.
 

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Ohhhh I could move it further. It's just that it's not my land so I'm trying to keep all my stuff kind of close together to give the owner more room. It's probably a 1-3 acre field.
 

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Let's define "works". Swarm lures work, in the sense that they attract the attention of scout bees (I've never used it that I didn't see scout bees show up) and it improves the changes of a swarm moving in. But bait hives are like fishing. You may or may not get bees in one. The lure (or the lemongrass oil) just improves the odds. Nothing is a sure thing. Putting them up in a tree improves the odds. Old comb improved the odds.
 
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