Sound advice. I have a few older deeps laying around which I'll try. Unfortunately I dont have any drawn comb, only brand new plasticell and some wired shallow foundation (also new). Are they going to work or should I wait until there is free drawn comb available. 2 final questions: I read that lemongrass oil is a great attractant, do you have an opinion? And I saw a place that had a swarm trap on a flat roof, one strory high. I have the same set up so was thinking it would be easiest (for me), but tieing one to a tree might be managable. What would you do? Keep in mind that this is my first time and just an experiment. I'm assuming my healthy (to date) hives wont consider swarming into my trap, but should I keep the trap a safe distance away to be sure. Logically though, if mine swarm, and find my trap attractive enough to use, I'd be a pretty lucky beek wouldn't I?