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here is a quick video of how I catch swarms

 
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So here is a dumb question, Brian - how do you get them to swarm in the barrel to begin with, or were they already there?  I have never actually come across a swarm, though I have friends who have captured several swarms at various times in the same location - guess I don’t have swarm luck!  
 
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A common lure for attracting swarms is lemongrass oil.
 
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Artie Scott wrote:So here is a dumb question, Brian - how do you get them to swarm in the barrel to begin with, or were they already there?  I have never actually come across a swarm, though I have friends who have captured several swarms at various times in the same location - guess I don’t have swarm luck!  

these ones just moved in there themselves by staff alerted me to them being there.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:A common lure for attracting swarms is lemongrass oil.

ive heard that but it dosent work verry well with our african bees what works well is old comb .
 
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An update on this swarm.  
 
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