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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Press Conference
« Last post by sawdstmakr on Today at 01:18:24 PM »
Just more media garbage. If the media says so, it must be true.
Jim
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Glad you're OK.
My first year, I had a bee land on my head, crawled down to and into my ear, came out and crawled across my cheek and on my lips, all the while I am expecting to bee stung. I finally gave it a blast of air from my mouth and off it went.
Jim
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I have several traps hanging from pulleys. The trick is to add a string to the back of the hive and anchor it to the tree to keep it from spinning around. The bees do not mind it moving around a little but they get confused when it swings wildly.
Jim
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I have tentnitus but that's going a little bit to far to find out what it's like to have ringing inthe ear.

 :shocked: :shocked: :tongue:

john

or maybe it thought it was the easer way to get wax?
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Next time when your mother says clean the wax out of your ears you will do it.  LOL  The bee thought she was right at home!
That is funny
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Oh my goodness! Glad you were able to get her out.
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Joe
Bummer on the damage and bummer on the death, I am glad you came out ok though.
gww
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Next time when your mother says clean the wax out of your ears you will do it.  LOL  The bee thought she was right at home!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm traps - best method?
« Last post by Duane on Today at 09:05:39 AM »
Yes, I've seen them too.  But it's one thing to force bees in a box, and another for them to choose it.  There needs to be some tests, like robo's on the box size, showing no difference between a fixed box and a swinging box.

Provided one has trees, I think it would be very easy to rig a pulley system, raise the box up, catch the bees, lower it and transfer the frames and raise it back up.  A lot easier than figuring out how to lower it down while standing 10-15 feet on a ladder.

I had on figuring something out with pulleys even if I fastened it to a tree.  Then I thought, why not leave it on the pulley and not have to worry about climbing a ladder when I caught the bees.  You could make it self leveling and be able to gently lower it without banging them around in the box as I would imagine climbing down a 10 foot ladder struggling to hang on to a box.  Or accidentally dropping it!  I tried to imagine tying a rope around it and lowering it from the top of the ladder, but could imagine all sorts of things to go wrong, besides trying to keep it mostly upright.
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Now that's a sensation I hope I never experience!

Glad it worked out ok for you.
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