Swarm--4/27/17

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Jacobs
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Swarm--4/27/17

Post by Jacobs » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:06 pm

I had a swarm move into my swarm lure hive while I was away for a few hours yesterday afternoon. I cannot give full credit to Swarm Commander because I did not spray it on the landing board. I sprayed it on a stub of a branch 6 inches under the landing board. I don't know what is in the stuff, but it smells like concentrated lemongrass oil to me. It is expensive, but if it brought this swarm in, it has more than paid for itself.

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Re: Swarm--4/27/17

Post by mike91553 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:27 pm

I've seen it work first hand several times this year on a swarm in the air before they settled. If you can get up wind and spray one squirt onto the box and let the wind carry some to the bees you can watch them turn and all fly toward the source of the smell. By the way they put one of my videos on their website. The bottom one last I checked.

https://www.swarmcommander.com/

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