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  1. Thread: Trapout

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    LOL dcross, I prefer "lucky". :)

    LOL dcross, I prefer "lucky". :)
  2. Thread: Trapout

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    trapout pics

    As promised. The box is a friend's super. It's what he wanted to use to collect them. I don't believe it works as well as a full deep, but it's what he wanted.
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  3. Thread: Trapout

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    Answers

    The answers to your other questions (I'm responding from my iPod):

    The ply and cone prevent the bees from getting back into the tree.

    Keys from what I've read are to place some drawn comb (the...
  4. Thread: Trapout

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    Trapout cone

    The cone was made from scrap metal window screen, but I would assume it could just as easily be made from screen manufactured from other materials. It was about a 6 inch diameter at it's base and 6...
  5. Thread: Trapout

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    Trapout

    First year beekeeper, loving it, glad I found this forum. Follwed the suggestions on here and did a very successful trapout from a tree.

    I covered the opening in the tree with 1/4 inch ply with a...
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    Not me, so far

    I've been stung a number of times since starting, they turn red, a little smaller than a dime, with a white center, but no itching or other irritation later.
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    Hello from Lawrenceburg, KY

    New beekeeper, started 1 month ago with 2 packages of Italians from Georgia. One hive doing great, the other trying to make a new queen.

    Had a friend with bees in a tree (for the last 5 or 6...
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    Thanks

    Thanks everyone. I'll watch the new queen cage carefully before, and the queen after (if) I release her for signs they have accepted her. If not, I'll give her away and just close it up and let...
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    More

    Thanks Countryboy. No other answers to this post, so I went out today with my new queen. Opened up the hive and clearly saw drones crawling around, no eggs still, and now a new queen cup. It seems...
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    Forgot

    There are no eggs in the "bad" hive. Only larvae. I suppose I should count myself lucky at being nearsighted and able to spot eggs easily. :)

    Here's a pic of eggs from my "good" hive:
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    Bad/no queen / supercedure / drone brood

    Help!

    New beekeeper (1 month). 2 hives, 1 doing great, almost textbook, but the other has some weird stuff going on:

    1. I cannot find the queen, but then again, my queen finding skills may...
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