Swarm Lure - 100% Pure Essential Oil to attrack swarms
This Swarm lure is made from 100% Pure Essential Lemongrass Oil. 10ml
Simply place appx 1-2 drops onto a cotton ball and enclose in a clip lock plastic bag and place in the base of your bait hive. Don't overdo the drops as it will be too overpowering. Remember that bees are looking for an empty cavity so dont have it full of frames otherwise you are giving them the feeling there is no room to move in.
Here is what Mark has to say about my swarm lure:
Just thought I'd do you a quick message to let you know that i have caught two swarms out of three bait hives i have put out. There had been scout bees checking out the hive for about 5 weeks but i think the frequent changes in the weather stopped them from swarming.
On Saturday they were really active with lots of bees flying in and out of the hive, and again on Sunday morning. We went out on Sunday afternoon, when we got home they were there, so i missed the swarm arriving. Thanks for your for advice and your little drops.