I’m not playing around this year. Last year, I was so busy chasing swarm calls, and working, that I got way behind on putting my swarm traps up. I managed to get about 20 traps up, but I got them up late, and only caught 6 swarms in my traps. I also used alot of single 5-frame nuc boxes as traps. All of my swarm calls were for swarms over 5 lbs, so none of these would have went into a nuc. A few of them were over 10 lbs and didn’t even fit into a single 10-frame deep. This year, my swarm traps are a minimum of one nuc and one medium. The rest are 8 and 10-frame deeps with a drawn brood frame, and the rest foundationless frames. 3 drops of lemongrass oil on a cotton ball in a Ziploc bag under the lid (probably not necessary as this is all heavily used equipment). And I’m getting them out early to all the places I picked up swarms last year. Meanwhile, many newbies and second and third year beekeepers are receiving their southern packages (again). When will people learn that bees are free with just a little effort? They already have everything they need, except in most cases, patience. Good luck to all my fellow swarm trappers out there! Any questions? Let’s talk in the comment section!