Is this a queen trap?
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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a queen trap?

    I bought a truckload of bee equipment off a an old beek, and I found this in the lot.
    I have some entrance excluders but this is the first one of these I've seen.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    To keep the hive from swarming by keeping the queen in, also used to keep the drones out I believe
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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Were primarily a drone trap, but would keep the old queen from leaving also. Virgins had no problems leaving with a swarm though. People use to think too many drones = less honey crop, so they would let the trap fill up with drones in the top chamber of the trap during the day & throw their dead butts away the next morning after they succomb to the cold during the night.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Drone Trap like Spruce Bee said, I have some but mine don't have that extra piece of queen excluder
    screen though!

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesalleymethod.htm#drone-trap
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeshopkins...entranceguards

    They are usually sold as "entrance guards".

    Last time I bought one it was from Brushy Mt. I think. Before that Dadant I think. Both were decades ago...
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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Can also be used to keep stray virgin queens out of the cell builder.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    I saw a new plastic version of that queen trap a few days ago for sale on EBAY. For sale out of Europe. They used to be made of wood and screen. One of our members has a very old one.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasBK View Post
    I saw a new plastic version of that queen trap a few days ago for sale on EBAY. For sale out of Europe. They used to be made of wood and screen. One of our members has a very old one.
    The beek that I bought it from was 98 years old. Nice fellow. Mites got his bees and he said he was too old to start over. This one is wood and screen and extremely old!
    It takes a family to raise a family, it takes a village to really screw that up... Djei5

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesalleymethod.htm#drone-trap
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeshopkins...entranceguards

    They are usually sold as "entrance guards".

    Last time I bought one it was from Brushy Mt. I think. Before that Dadant I think. Both were decades ago...
    Has the mind set changed as far as trapping out drones. A hive I trapped out was full of drones, but most are gone now. Maybe my queen just really enjoyed "flying"!!!
    It takes a family to raise a family, it takes a village to really screw that up... Djei5

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Yep! That is what those are... I always loved them... but that was me... I have about 50+ of them... and just made more to sell.
    "Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use."
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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglerock View Post
    Yep! That is what those are... I always loved them... but that was me... I have about 50+ of them... and just made more to sell.
    How much you charge for 5 drone traps?

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    Default Re: Is this a queen trap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglerock View Post
    Yep! That is what those are... I always loved them... but that was me... I have about 50+ of them... and just made more to sell.
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