Bait Hive/Swarm Lure Post

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Jacobs
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Bait Hive/Swarm Lure Post

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I had tree work done last week, and a volunteer tulip poplar that was in a bad place and got too big for me to deal with had to go. I enjoyed watching it grow but didn't realize how old and large they needed to be before they started blooming. I had the tree people top the poplar at about 9 feet. They suggested to angle the cut at 45 degrees to allow water to shed and make the remaining tree last longer. I plan on putting up a tree stand David gave me a few years ago and use this as a location for a bait hive.
Jacobs
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I hope to get the bait hive up this week, but in the mean time, I have discovered that the tulip poplar is a good place to spray Swarm Commander. I have had 2 swarms go to this tree and vacuuming them was easy--an unexpected benefit.
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