Well, I have been lucky this year. I figured I may get 1, but have 3 colonies now! I went out to the garden and the swarm trap I placed out there captured a swarm! As long as I'm bragging, I just might show off as well.
My question is: After I took this video I waited until dark and tried to get the bees out of the tree, only to get them stirred up after I failed to think ahead and put the opening where I could reach it. Later in the morning it was pouring down rain, the entrance pointing upwards.
Getting the bait hive balanced on a limb in a tree is kind of like pushing a donut with the eraser of a pencil. It would just be easier to pull it with a string. If I hang the hive would the bees accept it? Would any banging around in the wind set them off? Is there any reason to consider it a really bad idea?