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  1. #1
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    Default I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    My 1st two attempts have failed. Cant cut tree much more without it falling possibly. So, I think I want to mount a Nuc Box on the tree and install some fresh Broad comb with eggs in it.. I need to wrap the entrance to the tree (cut out) in screen and install a bee excluder so they will exit the tree and not be able to get back in. I am hoping they will move to the Nuc Box where the fresh broad comb will be...

    Does anyone have pictures and/or instructions to build an excluder?

    Which frame should I remove from a active hive for this project and should I put a empty frame back in itsplace or do I need to move frames in active hive and put empty somewhere else?

    Thanks, Tony in Alabama

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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    The word you are looking for is "escape" I formed mine out of window screen in the shape of a cone about 6 to 8 inches long with the opening shaped with a FAT pencil 3/8" or so then end has several stands of wire unraveled so the bees can go out but not back.

    When I do a trap out I put a frame of brood with eggs so the can make a new queen in the nuc box (I use a nuc box cause its lighter) if you get a good seal on the cone the nuc will be full of bees in 2 days or less then you will need a new one with another frame of brood.
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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    When you use a cone or escape do you requeen right a way?

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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    NO that is why I use a frame with eggs so they can make a queen, (I am cheap U no)

    Last one I did I started 4 new hives.
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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    Smarter than the bees that Honeyman...AND you don't have to worry about getting the queen out...which rarely happens anyway.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    Quote Originally Posted by alpha6 View Post
    Smarter than the bees that Honeyman....
    Wouldnt we all like to bee --

    .AND you don't have to worry about getting the queen out...which rarely happens anyway.
    I have not done many but have never gotten her
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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    by the time you get them you will earn about $1.oo per hour. that is cheap.

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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    Here are the type of screen escapes I use

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    Default Re: I need a bee excluder to remove bees from a tree

    Here is a great video on how to construct a cone trapout.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqFbiaD_js

    The instructor is one of the founding members of this forum.

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