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  1. #1
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    Default Re: What is this?

    "This content currently unavailable." is what it says when I click on it.
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    Default Re: What is this?

    I've seen this before and it's a queen trap. It traps the queen when a swarm tries to leave a hive. The workers go through the screen that looks like a queen excluder and the queen is forced up into the other portion and can't get out.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Queen AND drone trap. Also used to restrict drone flight from during queen rearing...prevents unwanted drones from flying.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Also used to trap drones from drone mother colonies for sperm collecting, for doing instrumental insemination.
    20+ years with bees and still learning. Currently near Marysville, CA, 95901

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    Default Re: What is this?

    We use them to control swarming when we are not able to be in all the bee yards ,we use a slightly different version.a fairly effective tool.

    www.poorvalleybeefarm.com

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    Queen and Drone trap, good for keeping swarming down.. WONT keep a virgin queen in though.
    Need find, don't see them around to much like this.
    We build\manufacture one but don't sell to many.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Nice picture, it is nice to see other peoples creations.
    Last edited by Honey Hive Farms; 11-20-2013 at 03:03 AM. Reason: s

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