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  1. #1
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    Default Trap-out and time of year

    I have been asked to remove an established hive from a tree, and I was wondering if there was a particular time of year that was best for doing a trap-out.
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    Default Re: Trap-out and time of year

    I did one last weekend over here in Mississippi....... if you have warm weather should not be a problem, was in the 50's over here. Bees ended up in the box and I was a happy camper.

    DC

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    Default Re: Trap-out and time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by RickR View Post
    I have been asked to remove an established hive from a tree, and I was wondering if there was a particular time of year that was best for doing a trap-out.
    You can do a trapout any time bees are active. Not sure about Alabama, but, would think best time would be March-June.

    If you are wanting to get the queen and eliminate the colony, best to trap during a good honeyflow, when the queen is looking for any available space to lay eggs. But, you can trap to eliminate any time.

    If you want to trap just to get starts, good honeyflow is the best time also.

    Late season trapouts are quite often less successful (for saving the colony), if the bees do not have enough time to prepare stores for Winter,

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Trap-out and time of year

    The home owners aren't in a particular hurry to have the hive removed, so I do have the luxury of picking my time. It sounds like the May-June time frame would be best.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work" -- Thomas A. Edison

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