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    Default Bee gum and more

    Here is the tree that we recently brought down


    The bees are safe


    bee gum


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    8frame deep equivalent




    the culprit
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    I just gotta ask why? I recently collected a hive in a log too.......most folks say I will wanna get them into a normal langstrom hive.

    Why would you want too go the other way......jus curious. Are you gonna try to put frames in there?

    Other then that, nice work plunge cutting with a chainsaw......tis a bit of a wrestling match

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    Just experimenting.. I may use it as a swarm trap and if I have enough hives going I may leave them alone. I like the idea of letting them survive on their own. plus I can get a swarm every spring if they survive.
    we'll see how it goes. I have the swarm lures ready from brushymountain.

    no I don't intend to put frames in it, will just let them build naturally.

    and yes it is indeed a wresting match, plunge cutting with the chainsaw, but it feels good
    Last edited by balhanapi; 12-14-2008 at 04:40 PM.
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    cool....the lure will be placed in there when?

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    if you just go to a sawmill they will be glad to give you all the naturally hollow logs you want. good luck,mike
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    The lure will be placed mid april and put out

    Yes I can find hollow logs, but this was just for fun!
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    how far from your hives are you placeing it?

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    About 30-40 feet. I caught a swarm at that place this year. Not from my own hives though.
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    BTW.....if you did that with that little ole' Poulan.......DANG! you earned that hollow log!

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    We used to call them "Pull-Ons" but that one's electric.

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    You may want to check the agricultural code for your state. In Texas it is specifically prohibited to keep bees in a non-movable frame hive or Bee gum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Weitzel View Post
    You may want to check the agricultural code for your state. In Texas it is specifically prohibited to keep bees in a non-movable frame hive or Bee gum.
    Why?....

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    I think you will find that it is in the other 49 as well. It is because they cannot be inspected for disease.

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    I intend to use it as a swarm trap....strictly.
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