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  1. Re: have a tree with bees going in and out of. Want to try a Forced abscond?

    I have found that a forced abscond will most often work on something small, like a hollow fence post, a small column on a front porch, or some other small area. Hollow trees, if the tree is not too...
  2. Re: have a tree with bees going in and out of. Want to try a Forced abscond?

    Harley Craig... With the utmost respect, I disagree with that conclusion, for the following reasons.

    In a forced abscond, you cannot control where the queen goes when she absconds. She may land...
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    Re: Cleo Hogan trapout from a tree

    Stan The Bee Man
    If you are using a screen cone it does not matter which way the exit is pointed. If you use the conical bee escape, it needs to be mounted on the bottom of the tunnel and point...
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    Re: Trap out conundrum

    No, I place the frames in another deep chamber place it on top of the colony I want to add them to, and either newspaper combine, or use a double screen combine.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Hogan trap out sequence

    DocBB Could you expand on your question. I am not sure what you are asking.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Need help settling arguement

    Rinse well with good pressure from a water hose. This will get almost all the large pieces of comb and cappings. Drain well. Then put about 10 gallons of warm water in it, turn it on, let it spin...
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    Re: Advice needed...Hive in a tree

    Please don't attempt a trapout with a colony entrance 60 feet off the ground. Just not worth it. Yes, put out 2 or 3 swarm boxes.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: Advice needed...Hive in a tree

    If the bees are not bothering anyone, I would take a couple of starts from them each year, and let them stay where they are.

    If you want to know how, send me an email, cchoganjr@scrtc.com and...
  9. Re: my feral bees, should I go treatment free?

    While your statement is true, just setting swarm boxes around is no guarantee of getting swarms. Catching swarms with swarm boxes is hit and miss at best, and mostly miss.

    With swarm boxes, your...
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    Re: Nuc setup arrangment

    For about 20 years I sold nucs and I started 90 percent in 10 frame equipment. In early April I started the nucs against one wall of the 10 framer and used a follower board. Move the follower board...
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    Re: Transporting a Hot Smoker

    Apparently they have gone up. There are lots of them for sale on EBay, but the cheapest one I found was $15.95, and they go up to $39.95 each. Just put in the search engine for EBay, Military...
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    Re: Transporting a Hot Smoker

    I really like the Military, "Fat Fifty" ammo can for transporting between yards. At military surplus stores it cost about $12.00. On line they sell from $12.00 to $25.00. I use a Chevy Tahoe,...
  13. Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    No, that will not explain it either, as the telescoping covers are also made with Advantec and they are not covered with metal. So the telescoping covers, not the migratory covers are on all winter...
  14. Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    Not all Winter. I leave the advantec migratory tops on all Summer, make my last inspection in early October, then do not open the hives again until Mid-March. Normally some time around the first of...
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    Your photos show a different experience than I have had.

    For several years I was running 135 to 200 migratory tops that also combine a hole for top feeding using mason jars for selling nucs. I...
  16. Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    AstroBee That has not been my experience over the past 10 years or so that I have used Advantec. Never had one delaminate, separate, or any other issue. All my migratory/feeder tops are made with...
  17. Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    Yes Advantec is heavy, and no, I have not had any problems with the frame rest, dado cuts, or the hand hold cuts chipping away or causing any problems.

    Look at the photos above and you will...
  18. Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    I have made nucs using Advantec. Also made migratory/feeder tops, and bottoms of bottom boards. Only concern is weight.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25875&stc=1
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    Re: How late in the season to start?

    In Kentucky, I quit doing trap outs for Nucs, the 20th of June each year.

    Elimination trap outs can be done all the way up to the 1st of September if you want to play with them, You have nothing...
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    Re: plastic hives ?

    They are still available.

    There are those who like plastic components, but, I am not one of them. My problem was, they warp horribly.

    The bottom boards will warp so badly that a hive body...
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    Re: Hive removal from tree

    One other suggestion...If you cover your cone funnel with black plastic, or, if you have it available, wrap it with Gorilla Tape, the bees will not spend as much time trying to get back into the...
  22. Re: So there's probably already a thread for this

    I like to add the 2d box when 7 or more frames are drawn out and covered with bees.

    cchoganjr
  23. Re: Secret to successful Baithive trapping - Firewood, driftwood, bark

    Even if it does not improve Ollie's success, he has some nice pieces of art. Adds a little "class" to an otherwise just plain swarm box.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    Minz....This would seem to confirm what you had said.

    cchoganjr
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    kaizen... yes, I have never had a problem, of any kind, using my jig and the Skil Saw. BUT...Do be careful.

    I worked for quite a while to come up with this jig, and design, because they wanted...
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