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    Default Free bees, is freebees, I always say

    This is last night's haul of bait hives, 1 each from 94402,94027,94010, 94063. The cardboard boxes are in the second year and seem as attractive to the bees as the wood nuc boxes. I am up to about twenty already this year.


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    What are you baiting with? Old comb or some other kind of attractant?

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    at least one old comb laced with a few drops of lemongrass oil

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    Good bait ol frank.. nice haul too...
    Mike

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    Thats great.
    I haven't had any luck in mine with the plastic foundation yet. I did catch a swarm in a neighbors yard last week though.
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Thats great.
    I haven't had any luck in mine with the plastic foundation yet.
    I have a bait with Plasticell at my house. Two swarms have had a lot of interest in it, but both moved elsewhere. I have had a two chamber plasticell deadout at another yard for ten years and no swarm has ever moved into it.

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    Thats awesome Frank. How long had you had them out? Do you just take them back to a yard and place them in 10 frame equipment and then go reset them?
    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=Derek;417604]
    >How long had you had them out?

    I put them out beginning of March, they started filling 3/17 up to 4/17. About 20 so far.

    >Do you just take them back to a yard and place them in 10 frame equipment and then go reset them?

    Yes, some have caught two so far this year. One made out of a Styrofoam fish shipping box does well, and also a Styrofoam Brushy Bee nuc. The cardboard ones have also worked well. Not much luck this year with wooden wine boxes and medium frames.

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    [QUOTE=odfrank;417612]
    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    Not much luck this year with wooden wine boxes and medium frames.
    I would think not. It's hard for the scouts to go back and tell the rest about this great spot to move to when their hammered. But those same scouts keeping going to the same box everyday.
    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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    I am up to twenty bait catches this year and am seeing a lot of tiny, tiny swarms. I did get one that was so large it did not fit into the five frame nuc box and absconded the next day.

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