At last the hive and bait hive are positioned and waiting for bees. Both are baited with lemon-grass oil and a pheromone phial.
I fear I am now a hive building addict; I've decided to build another hive in case I am lucky enough to get a swarm in the bait hive AND in the main hive. I always was an optimist!
There was a little bit of interest shown in the bait hive yesterday, so who knows!
Secret weapon to prevent ant access
Bait Hive location
I am also now on the list of two local swarm catchers. Keeping my options open!