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Thread: Propolis Trap

  1. #1
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    Hi All,

    When is right time to put on a propolis trap? I read somewhere, it should be in the fall. Any other things I should know about with these traps?

    Thanks

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    You can put it on now.
    In the fall they seem to fill it faster.

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    Where can I see plans for a propolis trap? what do they look like?

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    I haven't seen plans. I think the plastic ones are the nicest. Imagine a punched plastic queen excluder but with holes too small for the bees so they propolize it instead. You roll it up and put it in a plastic bag in the freezer and when you unwrap it all the propolis falls off.

    If you relly want to build one you could use #8 hardware cloth, but it will tear up a plastic bag. But the bees will propolize it.

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    I am confused on where to put it? Won;t the trap block ventillation through the inner cover?

    Thanks

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    Zeebee donÂ’t be confused, the bees know how much space they need for the ventilation and they holding some space open in your propolis trap.

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