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  1. #1
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    Bedford Ky. usa
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    Question porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    can anyone give me feedback on bee escapes or an alternative method of getting bees out of the honey supers?also if bee escapes are worthy how do you adjust them?

  2. #2
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    Issaquah,WA,USA
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    Default Re: porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    To get bee's out of supers use beego and a leaf blower. Bee escapes will get that last few bee's out but, not a super full in my opinion.

  3. #3
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    Bay City, MI 48706
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    Default Re: porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    [ they work for me. put under three med this year.

  4. #4
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    Bee escapes work unless there are small hive beetles in your area.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
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    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    I use fume pads with Fisher's BeeQuick, or a blower. I have a few triangle-type escape boards laying around here that I have used a few times, but I have never used the Porter escapes. I use the fume boards in warm weather (70+) and the blower in cooler weather (65 or below).

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