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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello everybody, I have been working on a trap out for a while now and the home owners are getting antsy about getting the bees gone. The plan all along was to trap out *most* of the bees then cut out the comb. Last week I took 10 frames of bees/open and closed brood/stores out of my trap box...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Is there a preferred way to fill and/or seal a hole in a tree after removing the bees? Searching Google, it seems the most popular method is to use some sort of screen covered by mortar/cement/plaster. However, in a northern climate, I think that would develop cracks within a year or so...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Holy crap that didn't work! I attempted to move the swarm I had outside a trap into their new hive today. I got most of them into a box but when I poured them into their new hive, they and my closest hive to it became one huge nasty cloud of bees. It took me an hour to get the defenders off of...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was told that a swarm recently moved in here and the home owner prefers a trap out over a cutout. I've cut out many hives but never a trap out so I'd love to hear any suggestion on the best approach to this. Thanks in advance.. JonnyBeeGood
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I am currently trapping out two bee trees in Ohio using the Hogan trap method. After failing to draw queen out with uncapped brood I engaged the funnel traps, they made superceding cells, and I brought both colonies back to my yard. After 2 weeks I'm seeing lots of pollen and honey, the...
  6. 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...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Has anyone fed bees in a tree? I found a bee tree late last fall. I think it was from a very late swarm and may not have much honey. It's on a walking trail that I use a lot and I think I would have noticed them if they'd been there long, not for sure though. Saturday I built a shelf for a Hogan...
  8. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Apparently some bees have taken up residence in some rolled up carpet in a person's garage. I'm wondering how I might capture this colony. As far as my logic takes me is to tape off both ends of the carpet to move it. Would need to do it at night or first thing in the morning, of course. But...
  9. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I live in Charleston, SC. We are home to thousands of very old and hollow oak trees that are perfect residence for honeybees. For people with bee issues in non-removable trees, I have had great success with trap outs and have successfully started 4 new hives from those jobs this summer. As...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Attempting a cone trap out on a house. I am getting the bees to come out via the cone, but they seem to keep finding ways back into the wall. Intending to use a frame of brood from my only hive. If I put the frame in the bait box will it encourage them to stop trying to get back into the house...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    Today I sat watching my 2 hives for a few hours - that is before getting run off in the last few minutes I was there. lol They sure were busy. Mainly I wanted to give them enough suagr water (about a tablespoon full) to mark one gorged bee with a colored dot and time how long it would take...
  12. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi Everyone, I've done many removal and cutouts over the years but done few trap outs. I've run into a trap out that I need help with. I want to get advice from those who have done trap outs before and had success. I've personally only done two. One was successful and one wasn't. This trap out...
  13. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a removal pending on some bees in a tree about 8 feet up. Their entrance is on the top - straight up, from a chopped off tree trunk. Any suggestions for a trap out. A standard trap-out does not look like it will work. I might have to rig up something with a hole in the bottom they can...
  14. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a "wild colony" in a hole in a living tree, I am trying to coax them into a hive anyone had any sucess with something like this ? I have coated the foundations in hive with 1: 1 sugar water and have a boardman feeder installed they are useing the feeder. I am hoping if they swarm they...
  15. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I found a feral hive in a cable spool. There were two spools, one stacked on top of the other. I shined a light down into the top of the top spool, but there were no bees or comb, so I removed the top spool. I found that the holes in the spools weren't lined up, so they could not move up into...
  16. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    If it's not one thing it's another. My trap-out I have been working on for nearly a month appears to have failed in raising a queen from their cells I gave. She should have gotten mated and started laying about a day ago. I noticed multiple eggs in a large majority of the cells. This trap-out is...
  17. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Finished trapout. The hive was in the block for several years. I found bees entering at the bottom of the first floor, and entering at the top of the 2nd floor. Who knows how big the actual hive was. The 2nd super was because they filled it with honey so fast. The 3rd was when I brought...
  18. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I started a trap out a few days back, but the bees seem more interested in clustering at the location of the old entrance than moving into the new box - even though they have to pass through it and across a brood comb/queen cell to exit the old hive. What can be done to get them more intrested...
  19. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was called to do a trapout right after a swarm moved into a commercial building. The bees had an outside entrance, but for some reason were migrating in the building - honing in on the light fixtures in the women's restroom. You can imagine they wanted the situation resolved quickly. I was...
  20. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a hive located in a stucco wall for a church, with the entrance up near the soffit about 12 feet up. Not sure I want to trap them, as the church entrance is within 15 feet and these guys just need to be gone - nor is there an easy place to put my trap. These bees don't seem particularly...
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