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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Harrison Co,WV,USA
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    Default Advice sought on first trap out

    I had a small swarm move into one of my old outbuildings this morning, and I'd like to go the trap out route instead of doing a cut out.

    I have two hives built from packages which were installed just four weeks ago on foundation. I have no drawn comb to use in my trap out box except what may be available from my two hives. My main question is whether a couple of frames with brood and nurse bees , one from each of my hives, with the remaining frames being foundation, and a new caged queen will likely work.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Forsyth, Missouri
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    Default Re: Advice sought on first trap out

    hhilljr

    From what I have read you should only need one frame of brood and NO QUEEN if you are doing a trap out. You want the queen to come out and start laying on your frames.
    I haven't done a trap out yet but have been doing my home work to be ready.
    Good luck
    Jim

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Advice sought on first trap out

    You may find these threads useful:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...ut-from-a-tree
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?265612-trap-out

    You can send your email address to Cleo Hogan (see the second thread) for a copy of his trapout guide.
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: Advice sought on first trap out

    Since it is new, a trapout with an empty hive will work. Trapout cone with a hive opening placed next to the cone/wall connection. IF you have wax coated foundation, place that in the hive. They will be drawn to the smell. At this point they are looking for any place to take up resdience.
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