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  1. #1
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    O'siyo,
    I have looked at the pollen trap diagrams on the Build It page, but they confuse me a bit. Do any of you "do-it-yourselfers" have a set of plans or are able to tell me how to make an "entrance" pollen trap?
    Thanks
    Waya

  2. #2
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    Evansville, IN, USA
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    How are you confused by the plan on this site?

  3. #3
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    Hi,

    I would seriously recommend a bottom mounted trap. Alot of beekeepers try the fron mounted traps and end up ditching them after they try the bottom mounted traps.

    Here is the trap I use:
    http://wave.prohosting.com/clay2720/...pollentrap.txt


    The plans can be obtained in Marla Spivaks book Successful queenrearing. It has plans for other things in there too and is a good book too boot.

    Clay


  4. #4
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    Will mites end up in the pollen since it would act as a sbb? I was even thinking you would get some in a frontal type but was not sure if the second screen is small enough to keep them out.

  5. #5
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    If you have mites some are going to get scraped off when they squeeze through the trap anyway. I think that's just reality.

  6. #6
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    Clayton,
    Why is that (that they switch over to bottom traps from entrance traps)?

    I had seen your website before and the trap looks great.
    coyote

  7. #7
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    Coyote,

    Pretty much due to the fact they are more efficient and they can hold more pollen before needing to collect. Check out bee cultures past writting at there site.... where Lloyd Spear writes about pollen trapping.


    Clay

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