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

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    Also used to trap drones from drone mother colonies for sperm collecting, for doing instrumental insemination.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    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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    Do you have to make these or does a bee supplier sell them? I haven't seen these in catalogs I don't think.

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    Here is a link to a drone trap available from Lega (Italy):

    http://www.legaitaly.com/en/catalog/...catrice-detail
    You may be able to contact them to find a US distributor.
    Graham
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    Thanks Rader, I wonder what became of the style trap in the picture that fordtractornut posted. I read about drone traps but I hadn't seen them aside from the queen excluder ones. This one from the post I like because the queen goes up into that other level, that is a clever design. The ones from Italy is actually pretty cool. I guess it has a hole for the queen to fit through that faces the exit of the hive.

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    The one I saw was bought from Sears Roebuck about 50 years ago. I've never seen them listed for sale anywhere.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by virginiawolf View Post
    Do you have to make these or does a bee supplier sell them? I haven't seen these in catalogs I don't think.
    Yes, you can make them. Here's one I made...


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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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