If anything, I'd spend some time and effort into getting well used equipment.You guys filled me up with enthusiasm, verging on overconfidence. Chances are I won't catch anything but I'll be in the game.
Now, as soon as I thought I had everything ready, and about to order the Lemongrass Oil, I find there are three species of LGO:
Being a beginner I don't have much spare used kit, just a used box, no used frames, and definitely no dead queen potions to smear in my traps so I have to rely on a potent lure. If I choose a random oil from the above list, trust me, it will be the one that doesn't work.
So again I'm seeking your experience on this. Which one will work best please?
No matter how well used; even if falling apart (a couple of screws fix just about anything).
Best is free, of course.
When catch a swarm into such used equipment, it is a good idea to keep them in there until you see they doing well and thus be confident absence of infection. Chances are very good they will be doing great in most any old equipment.