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  1. Re: Brood frame for trap out question

    1. I would not go into a hive and extract a frame of brood below 65-70. You run the risk of killing all the brood in the hive, if it is exposed for very long. Even then you will need some way to...
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    Re: Long Term Trap to Full Hive?

    3. Opening size... The size of a pencil.

    I would not wait all Summer. The trapout with the screen cone should be complete in no more than 4 weeks. If you have more bees in the tree than your...
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    Re: First tree trap out

    That is the size I use also. About the size of a pencil, and fray back the ends so it will prick a bee if they try to get back in, but is smooth when they are coming out.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: How far will a swarm travel

    If you want to see how far swarms will travel, look at the studies for the movement of Africanized Honey Bees from the Mexican border northward. How far they go each year.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    I say likely that they absconded due to too much activity, (moving, restricted entry, different orientation, etc), then the beetles took over.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: trapout with no brood?

    They will act queenless because they cannot get back to the parent colony. However, if you have a frame of brood in there you will not have a problem.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Box joint machine??

    JLR... Sounds good, and I agree, if it performs like that, it will be a game changer in making boxes.

    Nice looking machine.

    Is this the same machine that is demonstrated on U-Tube by Justin...
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    Re: First tree trap out

    If the temp stays in the 40's the bees may not come out into your trap until they start foraging again. They will cluster around the brood that is in the tree. They won't fly much at 40 degrees.
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    Re: Box joint machine??

    HEV261.... Actually what the video shows is that it makes cuts in pieces of wood.

    There is a lot more to making bee boxes than just making a box joint. For instance, the joints must line up. ...
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    Re: First tree trap out

    I hate to disagree with the inspector, but, I would only remove the bees when I had enough to start another colony by adding a queen to them. Might be two days, might be five days. If you just need...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Thanks Radar.

    It sure looks like a good machine.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: First tree trap out

    Let me see if I can help you.

    If cutting the tree and removing from the property, with bees still in the log, is out of the question, then a trap out appears to be your only option.

    I would...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Anyone know what the Rhorer machine sells for?

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Using cutout comb

    If you cut it out, melt it and sell the wax.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    Put a trap on it and take 3 or 4 colonies from it each year. Good way to build up your hive count or sell some nuc hives to help pay for your beekeeping.

    E-mail me and i will send you a document...
  16. Re: Swarm Cells Starting in Louisville, Ky

    I split 12 hives Tuesday and Wednesday. Saw lots and lots of drones. Lots more capped drone brood. Only found one capped queen cell. No uncapped.

    Most surprised at the amount of honey left...
  17. Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    When you assemble your boxes, put a nail or screw at the top and bottom of each front and sides. then use a square to insure that it is square. If not, stand the box on a corner and press down...
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    Re: My first trapout!

    If I understand what you are doing, i would use a 4 inch flexible dryer hose attached and sealed to the concrete blocks on one end, and going into the rear of your trap box, ( I like a 10 frame...
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    Re: Catch queen in trap out

    queenbee3074... In the cone funnel method of trapping, the queen does not typically come out until the colony is nearly depleated. When she comes out, she likely will bring what bees are left in...
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    jfb58.. Could you elaborate. I don't understand what you are saying.
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    Richter1978. Yes, i have done what you described. It will not work as well, but, it will work.

    Problems you can anticipate are: (1). The bees will find entrances/exits that you thought you had...
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    Re: Trap out or cut out?

    I too would go with a cut out in this case. Should be fairly easy.

    If you would like info on doing a trap out, send me an e-mail. cchoganjr@scrtc.com and i will send you my 12 page...
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    Re: trapout with no brood?

    hopeful...Without a frame of unsealed brood the bees will likely use a Hogan style trap as a place to store surplus honey. the Hogan method is based upon fooling the bees into thinking the trap is...
  24. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    I use bobby pins from Dollar Store. 99 cents for 100 pins. I have never had one to rust. Some are more than 10 years old.

    I only use 2 per frame. One each on each side. All you need is to hold...
  25. Re: A friend is requesting I remove bees from a tree on his property - help

    frankthomas..... Send me an e-mail, if you wish, and I will send you a 12 page document that details, (with photos) the trapping process and has some photos of traps in progress. ...
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