I've picked up a swarm trap and lure phermone and I know HOW to place it (despite my male tendencies I DID read the directions
) but I'm not sure what the best location is.
I'm in Rural Western Connecticut on a small plot (1/2 acre) but I have a number of swamps and state forests nearby. I could place the trap (or traps if all goes well) out in the state woods, but...
1) Closer to home (and hives) = less transport and work
2) I already know how the rangers react to people who try to make maple syrup from state tree (not personnaly) and I'm not sure what they would think of me taking "state bees".
On the other hand, I don't know if placing the trap too close would have any detrimental effect on my current hives. I'm guessing that, if any effect, it would help me catch an accidental swarm of my own hive, but I've never done this before and have found little specific info in text.
Any thoughts, comments, experiences?