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  1. #1
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    Ok, I know I need to get into the habit of checking for mites. And I tried to...

    I just can't seem to get the hang of collecting the bees into the jar. What's the trick?
    Waya
    WayaCoyote

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Find a place where the bees are thick. Preferably festooning. Put the jar under them and gently scoop them in.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    The method I use is to find a piece of tin (like used in duck work and available at hardware stores).
    Longer than the frame and about a foot wide. Bend in the middle.
    Pick a frame from the brood nest and MAKE SURE THE QUEEN IS NOT ON THE FRAME. Dislodge the bees into the tin and pour into the jar.
    Bob Harrison

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