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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have two Hogan tree traps in place, 3 weeks ago I added a frame of uncapped brood to each box. A week later both deeps had superceding cells on those same frames. I brought both captured swarms home and noticed 2 days ago the cells had hatched. How long should it take for Queen to mate and...
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    My question is, has anyone ever started a bee tree on their property on purpose in order to draw bees and start new colonies? Ok, so right now I'm trapping two trees using Hogan traps. I introduced brood, and now have Queen cells. I brought 10 deeps back to my home apiary and hoping they will...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    The landowner wants the bees removed from this huge Catalpa tree. I'm using the Hogan trap method. At this time I have a good seal on the only apparent entrance and empty deep in place. I will wait for warm weather and necture flow before I engage funnel entrance of trap. Before I do that I hope...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I am all set for a Spring trap out on this Ash tree, to close to road to fell the tree,to dead to cut out. The landowner wants the bees gone and I lost two hives this winter. I modified the Hogan trap with several changes, 7 deep frames, adjustable tunnel, hinged funnel door and a few other...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    With 2 bees trees to trap out this Spring i decided to build a Hogan Trap with several modifications. This trap features 7 deep frames, a hinged inner door for trap funnel or can be left open. In addition, the tunnel can telescope out of the box, or secure inside box with locked outer door for...
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