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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Bees are attracted to the smell of lemongrass at appropriate levels. They are not attacted to lemongrass at high levels. I don't think it's that different from the lady in the elevator with you who has just a touch of a really nice perfume or has splashed a half of a bottom on herself... there is a world of difference in the effect...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    there is a world of difference in the effect...
    Be nice to know what the real effect is though, for sure.

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    I'd like to build a couple more traps. Is new paint smell a problem? I think they'd have a few weeks at least to air out.

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Fresh paint can actually drive out a colony of bees. A few weeks of drying time should be ok in a well ventillated area.
    Good luck!

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Thanks!

  6. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    Fresh paint can actually drive out a colony of bees. A few weeks of drying time should be ok in a well ventillated area.
    Good luck!
    10-4 on dat...

    Here's a snapshot of the three CAMO swarm traps I just finished a few hours ago:}

    [IMG] screenshot pc[/IMG]

    [IMG] how do i print screen[/IMG]

  7. #47
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    They look good, Snookie, so well camouflaged that the bees will never find them.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by beekuk View Post
    They look good, Snookie, so well camouflaged that the bees will never find them.
    SHAZZZZAM, I never thought of dat...

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    When you go to move that nuc, full of mean bees, with that triangular entrance, you will wish you had an entrance easier to screen.

  10. #50
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    When you go to move that nuc, full of mean bees, with that triangular entrance, you will wish you had an entrance easier to screen.
    10-69 on dat:}

    I hope I get that opportunity.....Making a nuc with a Crucifix entrance today that will be set out at my local Catholic Church:}

    Will Post pics later.

    Happy Mardi Gras
    Last edited by Barry; 03-01-2014 at 07:36 AM.

  11. #51
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Wow... you did such a good job on the camo, I can't even find the third box! lol

    They look good.

  12. #52
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    I like the side door idea too... I just built 9 total traps and didn't think of that... Good way to peek inside without removing the top.....

  13. #53
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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Calbears94 View Post
    I like the side door idea too... I just built 9 total traps and didn't think of that... Good way to peek inside without removing the top.....
    Thanks

    Peak a boo door Easy to install even after completion:}

    Working on my last (so far lol) trap/box to put at my local church in hopes of attracting some swarming religious bee's:}

    Check it out

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    Default Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    Wow... you did such a good job on the camo, I can't even find the third box! lol

    They look good.
    Hummmm You right lol Shazaaaam

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