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  1. #1
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    May 2011
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    Kingsville, OH
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    Default Trap out swarmed

    I was reworking somethings on a trap out from a big tree. I needed to raise the box and put some braces in the cover the fact that the box and bees might pull it all down. While hooking the brace cable up, Bang, crash boom, the whole thing fell 20 feet. The worst part is that the hive was in the process of swarming. The bees were coming out of the trap out tube,,they were not just going out for fresh air they were swarming. They had been coming and going from the trap out box. Even after the box feel the bees were all over it. Video attached.

    http://youtu.be/CpwKQUvNiBY

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
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    Lakeland, FL USA
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    Default Re: Trap out swarmed

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    Is there a happy ending?

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    Kingsville, OH
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    Default Re: Trap out swarmed

    Besides lesson learned!! I also decided to build a lighter box for the trap out. I also learned to trust my gut, if I think it won't hold it won't. I am thinking of buying a tree stand.
    As far as happy ending,, I will get back to you on that. This is a very large hive and strong.

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