Built three today. Till now I've been using 5 frame nucs boxes, but I need to nucs for splits this year so I made some quick and dirty plywood ones with anchors for rope/chain to pull up into a tree. No more ladder and mounting. Trow a rope up, attach, pull it up, tie off to the tree and leave.
I will am using old comb and queen phermone in half and old comb and lemon grass in the other half. With the warm temps and major bloom we have been having, far earlier this year than in recent past, I need to make sure this are up before the end of next week. I think this season MAY be a major swarm season if we do not have a killing freeze that wrecks blooms and buds.
Here are some photos of the boxes:
5 frame boxes. Each will have a comb frame and 4 foundation frames. Deep frames. They are coated with a clear decking sealer. The entrance hole is 1/2". THe anchors are mounted in opposite corners.
I'll post photos of them out in the field maybe next week or if I am busy and do not get a chance to upload the week later.