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Installed this trap-out today . . . using a ladder. The ground was too wet for the man-lift, so the work became more intense. Hope the ground is good and dry when I have to get it down.

Tree Property House Woody plant Trunk :eek:

Tree Property Woody plant House Plant :eek:

When my face was 10" in front of the hole, to the right of the trap, a squirrel ran out of it. Not a good feeling when you are twenty plus feet in the air on a ladder.

Birdhouse Tree House Trunk Branch
 

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NICE JOB!!! If I remember correctly, this is on a college campus? Hopefully they won't decide to mess with that hive on a Friday Frat night. GREAT job on the set up! Remember on something as wonky as tree bark, steel wool is your best friend for plugging those little entrances/exits they still manage to find! I wish you the best! Keep us posted. :thumbsup:

Edited to ask...What method of trap out did you use? A cone?

They need new tree trimmers...that poor tree is doomed.
 

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Hahaha. BIM, yes this poor tree is very old. I used a cone inside the travel tube. It is only about an 8" walk for the bees to enter the box. I placed a frame of brood with eggs and some nectar in the box, and a drawn comb as well. The other frames have wax foundation. I caught a swarm; presumably from this hive on Friday, and that is when I noticed the hive.
 
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