Swarm Retrieval

alamobeemanFebruary 19, 2007

I think it was this forum I as reading last week and saw talk of Lemongrass oil and Lemon Pledge. Yesterday I had a group swarm out to a small tree only about 20-30 feet from the hive. I grabbed an old box with used frames and gave it a shot of pledge on the bottom board and set it under the tree. Then I bent the tree over (I said it was small) and weighted it near the hive opening, about 2 hours later the tree was empty and the box full.

Many thanks for all the help you'll give a newbee!

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thisbud4u(San Diego)

So, what, the bees were attracted to the scent of lemon?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 11:02PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

>>So, what, the bees were attracted to the scent of lemon?Yes,
This is one way, you can also buy concentrated Lemon grass essential oil at some health food stores
and just put in a few drops.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 8:56PM
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