Thanks for that. I only have a 5 frame nuc box as a bait hive but I am thinking about making something out of pallet wood "purpose made" for baiting swarms.AndrewLD wrote: ↑24 Mar 2020, 17:37Excellent paper on bait-hives from Cornell University:
Always successful and a smidgeon of lemongrass. Watch with wonder as scout bees find it and over the days take it over. I even predicted a swarm's arrival almost to the day - sadly - it turned out to be one of mine
I tried the lemongrass thing last time. I think this time I will do it again but I won't fill the box with frames. Just one old comb in there and maybe at the opposite side a frame with foundation.
I also read somewhere not to put lemongrass at the entrance because the queen isn't keen?