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    How to, Hogan style trap out

    Howdy all. I haven't posted in a while. Can someone give me a quick run down on doing a Hogan style trap out? Or a link to the thread on it. Thanks a lot.
  2. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    I got all my swarm traps out today. 12 coats nucs so let the games begin.
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    Re: swarm trapping

    Yeah he gave them back trap and all. When we saw bees coming and going from the trap, he said let's take it down and if there's a marked queen in there then we'll play like they're yours.
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    Re: swarm trapping

    Yeah. I actually met him because I knew he had bees near by and I went to ask if he knew why they might've left. He told me we would check the trap that was closest to where my hives were and sure...
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    Re: swarm trapping

    I figured I needed comb because last year I installed a package on foundation in a ten frame deep and that promptly left and moved into a neighbor's 5 frame swarm trap. He said it was because of the...
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    Re: swarm trapping

    I have some brood comb from a couple winter die outs that I want to use on swarm traps but some of it has some capped and uncapped honey. Would this be okay for traps or will it just attract robbers?
  7. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    Odfrank, what is your average catch ratio swarms caught to traps set?
  8. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    I probably won't come close to 50 swarms but I'll throw my hat in.
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    Re: swarm trapping

    I got some of the Kelley plastic disc entrances in the mail today. I was kind of disappointed in them. They seem to small to be much use. The entrance hole is only big enough for one or two bees to...
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    Re: swarm trapping

    Stanisr thanks for suggesting the plywood nucs. I made up a dozen so we'll see how they do.
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    Re: swarm trapping

    When you say foundationless frames, do you mean no foundation at all or do you use a starter strip
  12. Thread: Bt ?

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    Bt ?

    I was reading some old posts about swarm trapping and several folks mentioned spraying olds brood comb with something called BT to prevent wax moth damage. What exactly is BT?
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    Re: swarm trapping

    Thanks ya'll for the advice. How many traps should be put in a certain area? I have a bunch of places to try that would make my route about twenty miles. If a landowner has fifty acres is one trap...
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    Re: swarm trapping

    So how would you go about using a deep super? Do you nail a top and bottom on? My mentor uses cardboard nucs with some success. He puts out about 10 a year and catches4 or 5 swarms. How often do you...
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    swarm trapping

    Howdy, I'm New to the forum and have a couple of questions.
    1. What is the cheapest type of trap? I was going to use cardboard nuc boxes but if someone knows of something cheaper I'll try...
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