Swarm Lure Attractant Wipes (Box of 10)

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Vita’s Honeybee Swarm Attractant Wipe helps to attract passing swarms, and to lure swarms temporarily hanging in trees and other awkward places into a skep or box containing the swarm attractant. It will even reduce the risks of swarms leaving the apiary if a bait hive contains the attractant.

It comes in a small sachet  and resembles a cleansing wipe. It is impregnated with essential oils extracted from plants

To activate, the sachet can be pierced or torn open and hung in an empty hive, skep or other suitable container, or it can be wiped over the surface of the container.

 

Box Contains 10 individual wipes, ready to use

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Dave Whiteley
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Although a little expensive for something that is ultimately just germaniol essential oils, the fact that they are precision blended and presented in 10 carefully measured sachets is very useful come bee-fishing season. I've used lemongrass oil instead, with poorer results, and have purchased these for several years now as my go-to lure. (In 2021, 10 applications yeilded 5 swarms, which is a good return). On their own they acheive some strikes, but they are better used as a force multiplier. Used to enhance the scent trail of an old 40 litre brood box equivalent, that contains old comb and a hint of propolis, the potential for catching free bees is greatly enhanced.

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Dave Whiteley
Free Bees

Although a little expensive for something that is ultimately just germaniol essential oils, the fact that they are precision blended and presented in 10 carefully measured sachets is very useful come bee-fishing season. I've used lemongrass oil instead, with poorer results, and have purchased these for several years now as my go-to lure. (In 2021, 10 applications yeilded 5 swarms, which is a good return). On their own they acheive some strikes, but they are better used as a force multiplier. Used to enhance the scent trail of an old 40 litre brood box equivalent, that contains old comb and a hint of propolis, the potential for catching free bees is greatly enhanced.