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  1. #1
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    Greetings . . .

    I am making a pollen trap. Trying to determine how large to make the collection box/tray.

    Question:
    How much pollen (cup?, pint?, quart?) is typically collected per day?

    thanks,
    Dave W

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    It is possible to collect 1-2 quarts per day.
    Denise

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    where did you get the plans for your trap? I have yet to find good plans on the internet?
    Thanks,
    Brian

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    Greetings . . .

    Denise: WOW! I had no idea they would collect that much. What kind (brand) of trap have you used?

    Brian: I am trying to modify the trap shown at: http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~vista/html_p...HAPT2/2-20.gif
    to slide into my elevated stand, in place of the SSB/tray unit. A nice "photo" of this trap can be seen in "How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey" on page 136.

    Does anyone have experience or knowledge of this design?

    thanx for your replies!
    Dave W

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    Dave,
    I use the Sundance pollen trap. In my opinion it is the best on the market and it's price reflects that.
    Denise

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    Denise,
    Have you used others?
    What do you like about the Sundance trap?
    Dave W

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    Dave,
    I haven't used others but I have listened to those that have. The sundance has an easy drawer access from the back. all you do is take the drawer out and dump the pollen. The biggest plus about the sundance is that you get way less debris in the pollen than you do with the other traps. Those are the two big pluses. It (to me) is complex and you would be better off buying this particular type than building one yourself.
    Denise

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    Denise,
    The trap I am making, also has a collection drawer that's removable from the rear of the hive. I want to make the entire trap slide into (from rear) my hive stand, replacing the SSB/tray unit.

    How does the Sundance trap "remove/prevent" debris from accumlating along w/ the pollen?

    thanx,
    Dave W

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