All the time, any friend with a big tree or place to put a trap gets a bottle of honey. In fact my dad caught 8 swarms in 6 weeks in his residential neighborhood last year, same tree. Feral bees are everywhere and always looking for a new home. The more traps the better the chancesAnyone just place traps at random places where there is no obvious reason to believe there are bees? Wayne
Its worth a try. Bees will find it and at least visit it heavily during swarm season. I always keep an empty here in a high place, even if you don't catch a swarm, you can keep an eye on it to see if its getting visits.Anyone just place traps at random places where there is no obvious reason to believe there are bees? For instance, I could put one up behind my office where I haven't seen honey bees. I could see it every day though.
By way of explaination, I keep a fishing rod in my car and stop at any hole with water in it in the off-chance there are fish in it.
lemon grass oil is commonly used, as is lemon scented pledge polish or purchased lures. your chances of course are a direct ratio to the size of the bee population within a 2-3 mile diameter. more hives, closer to the trap, the better. good luck,mikeim mostly new to all this, but u can place a trap and xpect a swarm? whats the bait? what works well as bait? i dont live on an apiary so im guessin my chances r low