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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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    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 "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

  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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