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    Re: Screened inner covers

    I tried it, but, found that the bees spend more time propolizing the screen than they do making honey. Anywhere across the top bars that bee space is not perfect, will be propolized. If the screen...
  2. Re: Trapping out a fresh colony. Put on the funnel sooner?

    Fresh colony, I would let them get used to the trap for one day, then install open brood frame and install funnel. In 24 to 36 hours you should have 3 to 6 pounds of bees. Remove them by removing...
  3. Re: Trap-out - how long will this last?

    migofast... The little red funnel is a CONICAL BEE ESCAPE, which is normally used in getting bees out of honey supers prior to harvest. They are available from almost all the bee supply companies...
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    Re: This is interesting...

    This would be easy enough to test and verify.

    1. Do a mite count on a couple of hives.

    2. Place hives in a heated environment at 110 degrees for one hour.

    3. Do another mite count, with a...
  5. Re: Securing foundation with bobby pins?

    I have been using them for at least 10 years. I use all divided bottom bars and I use it in all my deeps and shallows. Never had a problem with any of them. For comb honey you simply pull the pin...
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    Re: SlumGum… Use it and How?

    Absolutely save it. While the slum gum is still hot, in the semi-liquid state, in the solar melter, I pour mine into an old ice cube maker. The old ones were metal. Then throw two or three of...
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    Re: My swarm is now in a bee tree

    Short answer, NO. Forty feet is too high for me to trap.

    One method does come to mind. You could screen cone funnel the entrance and make them abscond the tree. Only have to make one trip to the...
  8. Re: One comb in your ten frame swarm trap - where do you place it.

    Against one outside wall.

    Two frames of old brood comb, one or two frames of foundation. Then vacant space. Swarms will clean the two brood combs, queen will start laying in them, field bees...
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    Re: Should i re-queen a swarm?

    Mr.Beeman...If you get more than you need, (feral or otherwise), you can send some of them to me. I will take them.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: trapout suggestions needed

    Yes, of course you can combine trapped bees to boost a weak colony.

    I prefer to insert a frame with some brood on it so you can get nurse bees, house keepers, cleaners, fanners etc, and not just...
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    Re: trapout suggestions needed

    Over the years I have done a few trapouts in heavy crain like equipment. Most often they are in the hollows of the frame or booms. Most often they only have one or two entrances/exits, (normally on...
  12. Re: Another alternative for a hogan trap.

    I would try to check it in 24 to 36 hours if possible.

    When you insert the frame with open brood you will get a rush of bees into to trap to tend the brood, start fanning for temperature...
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    Re: Soffit Trap-Out

    That is a rather generous overstatement. There are lots of times, where a trapout is better than a cutout. Each have their place in modern beekeeping.

    There are 2 things that beekeepers should...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Daniel Y. I know what you mean, and, I cannot explain it either.

    On J Brown Road I have 5 swarm boxes, virtually identical, year after year, and, year after year I will get 2 to 3 swarms in the...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Harley...... Ollie must be right, he doesn't have a left pocket.

    Not sure of his position on Lay Lines. (Maybe that is Ley Lines).

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    and, you observe a proven lay line, while Venus aligns with Mars on a moonless night.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Never heard of that one, but, I will surely try it out. I am gathering up some old fireplace wood this afternoon to put on swarm boxes.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    D Semple... Of course that is one way to do it, but, I highly suspect you are missing a lot of free bees by not having out swarm boxes, especially if you are getting calls for swarms.

    I suspect...
  19. Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    I have sent you an e-mail.

    cchoganjr
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    jayoung21

    I sent you a Private Message.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    For me, the best swarm box is an old ten frame deep with 2 old, black, brood combs and one frame of foundation. Place the frames against one side of the box with the foundation frame on the outside...
  22. Re: Mouse damaged comb in swarm trap?

    No need to burn them. Clean the affected area of the comb. If it is really horrible, tear out that portion, save what is not really damaged. Place in the trap. A swarm will clean them up in...
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    Re: First trap-out of the year

    looks good.

    cchoganjr
  24. Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out - update

    jayoung 21... It is very difficult to get the Hogan Method to work without a couple of frames of drawn comb in the beginning, and later a frame that has unsealed brood on it, (NO bees, just brood)....
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    Re: Trap out with a caged queen?

    Any time bees are separated, as they are in a trapout, and you insert open brood, the formation of queen cells can be expected. If the queen comes out and establishes her dominance over the trap,...
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