My top bar hive (KTBH) has many pollen cells and I wanted to try and make my own homemade pollen trap.
I have seen another thread on the BeeSource forum (http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...08-pollen-trap) There are some useful pictures there.
My question is, can I put the pollen trap in front of a few of my entrance holes? I have 9 entrance holes (See pic at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michisunited/9025319465/)
I wanted to make a pollen trap that I can put in front of 8 of the holes. Then 9th hole will then be left for the drones to enter/exit. Is this a good idea?
I plan to use the coffee metal wire mesh and some kind of box to catch the pollen. Then I will put the pollen trap on the hive for a few hours per week.