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    Default Another swarm trap

    Hopefully this will work.

    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...R/IMG_0092.jpg

    My first swarm trap. Already has visitors about every 5 min.
    Last edited by Bizzybee; 04-12-2009 at 08:30 PM. Reason: Please reduce image size to 640x480
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    You'll be hanging them from the telephone wires next! The angle of the shot insinuates some insane altitude, but I'm guessing that this is within reach of your roof.

    justgojumpit

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    Waste of effort....I have caught 20 each of the last two years all reachable standing on the ground. A swarm is not worth breaking your neck for.

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    "E.T. phone home" ??

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    i agree odfrank my brother is a quad broke his neck sure does put things in perspective.

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    And as a Quad, trust me, its not as much fun as you might think.

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    It's only 11' feet off the ground, unless I crank it up. I've read they prefer heights of 10' or more.
    Its also a good experiment for RF energy IE cell phones & bees
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    It's only 11' feet off the ground, unless I crank it up. I've read they prefer heights of 10' or more.
    Its also a good experiment for RF energy IE cell phones & bees

    I don't know anything about radio stuff. Is that antenna used for more than one radio?

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    KQ6AR. Don't forget to get a DTV converter.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Do your bees talk on short wave radio?
    you must endeavor to persevere

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    Hi Barry,
    It's used for short wave, otherwise known as HF "high frequency"
    Only one radio can be connected to it at a time. Or the transmition from one could destroy the others.

    Hi NorthALABeeKeep,
    We'll have to wait & see. Don't have bees yet, but have a couple local packages ordered for apr-11 pickup.
    Dan

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    KQ6AR,

    That certainly is an interesting antenna. I'd be interested in learning more about it. Any chance you could give some basic details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sungold View Post
    KQ6AR,

    That certainly is an interesting antenna. I'd be interested in learning more about it. Any chance you could give some basic details?
    No problem,
    Its made by Force12 the model is the XR-5, Its considered a Multi mono band yagi for 20,17,15,12, &10meters.
    You can get more tec info here. http://www.force12inc.com/7085/7106.html

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    For the last month I've been watching scouts check out the nuc all day. They come from 3 different directions.

    Twice this afternoon I saw bee's kill each other on the landing board. Does this mean a small swarm might have moved in, or do they sometimes defend it before moving in?

    Dan
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    they all do... group call sign BZZZZ
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    Is anyone using that call for field day this year?
    Dan

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    Sorry I used the same title Dan. I didn't know you had the same on already.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Hi Derek,
    Not a problem, Have any of your traps had luck yet?
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    No luck yet. I have lots of scouts. Just waiting form them to go back and tell the others they found the taj mahal of bee hives.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    No luck yet. I have lots of scouts. Just waiting form them to go back and tell the others they found the taj mahal of bee hives.

    .......... ( Taj Mahal )... Not in TEXAS son.. more like
    The King Ranch of bee hives.


    Where's that little guy with the whip at ?


    Mike

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