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Offline JordanM

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Vortex Bee Escape Board With Pics.
« on: August 03, 2008, 03:56:58 PM »
Here is my escape board that i made in an hour from these plans:
http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/vortexescape.html

 Here is the picture from the top looking down


Here is the picture looking at the whole bottom.


Here is a close-up of the bottom of the board(there is mesh over the top you just cant see it).

Offline Moonshae

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Re: Vortex Bee Escape Board With Pics.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 05:10:49 PM »
Looks interesting, and is more complicated than the triangle boards I use. What is the purpose of the CDs?
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Offline JordanM

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Re: Vortex Bee Escape Board With Pics.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 05:35:04 PM »
Dave says:
The shiny CD Roms stop the bees clustering at the corners and blocking the exits (any clustering bees fall off the shiny surface), they also provide a baffle between outgoing and bees and those attempting the return journey.

Thanks, now all i have to do is try it out.

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Re: Vortex Bee Escape Board With Pics.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 05:45:45 PM »
i made one and tried it out last year...not very impressive.