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jayj200
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« on: February 25, 2014, 08:55:25 AM »

put out a bait hive 4 days ago!

Bam! their in there now!

how cool is that?

listened to my friend Kevin, putting 15 drops of lemon oil inside.

5 on the top 5 on the right and five on the left. shazam!
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 10:08:23 PM »

Nice!  I can't wait for my swarm season to start!  May/June
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 06:58:58 AM »

"Dynomite" jayj 
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 03:25:17 PM »

Last year I caught 14 swarms the year before that about 25.  This year with this winter we will be lucky to have a swarm season
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 07:55:14 PM »

I know things are tough up north

I see it as a cold day in hell. they reap what they sow.

sorry ya all get caught up in that.

Have you read? "the four blood moons"

pretty short and easy read
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 07:31:42 AM »

jay  around here if I use that much oil, they will come in but leave, I use small bottles with smqll hole in it and the first thing they do is proplize hole
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 08:10:20 AM »

Hey Bud
If Kevin told him to use 15 drops then it must be right.   Would have been a way better story if kevin had told him to wear womens clothing and hop on one ft while counting LG drops.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 11:49:18 AM »

Perhaps his lemongrass oil is diluted?
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 08:20:50 PM »

But did you try it my way?

with some old comb?

we all know LGO evaporates yes. wont stay in the box long.

after you catch them you can hold them with a queen excluder.

try it again before you knock it.

this did work for me and they are still there.

yuck yuck

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 09:03:45 PM »


we all know LGO evaporates yes. wont stay in the box long.



jay,
Give this a try...works like a charm and will emit the smell for months!
Link to thread!
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 08:16:52 AM »

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 Lemon grass doesn't evaporate fast.   I use a syringe and dribble a few drops down the outside front of the trap and a couple in the entrance.  I refresh this every 2 - 3 weeks.   Just because the smell isn't strong like it came out of the bottle doesn't mean the bee's cant pick it up.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 06:39:17 PM »

yuck yuck I catch quite a few swarms every year. just trying tto help a newbe  and as someone said on his quote you got the advice do what you want or what ever you know is best
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 08:45:00 AM »

yuck yuck I catch quite a few swarms every year. just trying tto help a newbe  and as someone said on his quote you got the advice do what you want or what ever you know is best

Hey bud,
Reminds me of what my brother use to always tell me after sharing his opinion...."Now that my friend is good advice, what you choose to do with it, is up to you!"  grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 09:25:04 AM »

I've been trapping K9's for about 40 years.  One of the first things a new trapper needs to learn is don't over lure.  If a little is good alot isn't better.  Honey bee's sense of smell is right up there with K9's   They can smell in parts per trillion.  Here is a interesting video on using trained honey bee's as bomb detectors
http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honeybees.html
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 12:11:11 PM »

Nice video Danno. I learn something new every day.
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