I have an 8 ounce plastic bottle that I filled halfway up with rubbing alcohol. I have been dropping queens into this. It's small enough I can put it in a shirt pocket, and since it is plastic I don't have to worry about it breaking.
Another question about the original thread topic After making the alcohol queen tea, how long do I need to let it "age" before using it? Do you just drop some on cotton balls and use it like LGO for bait traps?
Dang, while I'm out there busting my tail getting bees out of a wall, you folks are over here drinking and coming up with new drink too! I guess I was invited to the wrong party. :scratch:
Oh well, even another job just about done. Spent $600 at ML yesterday, still need a few more things, but once this job and the other one pays off.....I think I will have my extractor by next weekend! I'm just about over the hump.
sqkcrk asked what is it used for. The theory is that the phermones from the queen, is spred throughout the alcohol. So then, you take the alcohol, and use it for a swarm lure in a swarm trap. Some will mix LGO with the alcohol.
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to beekeeping, bee owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about breeding, honey production, health, behavior, hives, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more!