March 3rd 1403hrs noticed a swarm of bees, though they came from the hive I have, I now question that.
Swarm clustered high up in oak tree, remained there until next morning.
I had 2 traps set, one that I bought from MannLake, the big brown thing, and a hive body I set out with drawn frames containing some honey. I also placed lure and lemongrass oil in both traps.
March 4th bees left big oak tree sometime between 1100 hrs and 1430 hrs. At approx. 1500 hrs I saw the swarming again, this time the bees clustered on a scrub oak, on a fat trunk which was close to the ground.
I tried hiving them to no avail.
March 5th 0730, tried to collect bees to place into hive body, got quite a few, but not the elusive queen. They kept changing their formation on the trunk into tight places. I concede.
0900...bees are beginning the break cluster, I can hear the roar begin...my only hope is that the will swarm on a low flexible branch...