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.