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Offline jmblakeney

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Visiter to the swarm traps
« on: March 15, 2012, 11:38:55 AM »
I had set out five of the D Coates style swarm trap in the backyard about three weeks ago.  Each has a frame of drawn comb from my deadout.  They did have just a slight bit of honey in each one in the upper corners.  I put some of Tillie's LGO paste around the front and some liquid drops on the inside on the top bars.  I have had numerous bees "visiting" them over the past three weeks.  With the numbers increasing greatly over the past week.  I so hope to catch a swarm before too long. 

Here my question.  I noticed some of them are stopping on the front and licking on the LGO paste.   Is that normal?  If I remember right it has LGO, Beeswax, and some oil in it. 

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Re: Visiter to the swarm traps
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 02:35:01 PM »
I've never used Tillie's LGO paste.  Have any more details about it?  LGO, alone, has worked great for me in the past.

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Re: Visiter to the swarm traps
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 10:16:35 PM »
Bees are curious about all bee scents.   

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Re: Visiter to the swarm traps
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:58:20 PM »
I didnt realize they would eat the paste though :?
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