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  1. #1
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    Default A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    Caught a nice swarm in a winebox bait box, and made a new one. They come in different lengths and sizes from different wineries. On the 21" long ones you have to add a 3/4" board to each inside end for frame rests, on the 19" +/- boxes the frames rest on the edges, and I have to add a rim around the top to hold the cover above the frames. I splice two together for deep or jumbo depth frames and add an entrance disk. Free, lightweight, good looking, a bit time consuming to hobble together. Please note they were caught with bait box on ground level.




  2. #2
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    Concrete, WA, USA
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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    great job---- looks good -

    also where did you get the metal entrance disc - betterbee has plastic

  3. #3
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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    I am always amazed at the ingenuity that I see on Beesource.

    OdFrank -- Great Pics and thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    Great Job

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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    [QUOTE=concrete-bees;
    also where did you get the metal entrance disc [/QUOTE]

    Kelley

    https://products.kelleybees.com/wtkp...aspx?item=1240

    My three year old plastic ones are already deteriorating.

  6. #6
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    Winslow,arkansas,USA
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    Big Grin Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    Red red wine you make me feel so fine.
    Killer boxes!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    Good job on the boxes, thanks for the pics
    Mike , Proverbs 24:13-14 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

  8. #8
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    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    Neat.

    About the numbers. Are they your own code or are they something that CA issues each registered beekeeper, like FL does?
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



  9. #9
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    Default Re: A Connoisseur's Bait Box

    very nice. Did you have to drink all the wine to get the box, or did someone else take care of that for you?

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