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Offline checotah

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Trap Out
« on: May 01, 2010, 06:34:59 PM »
Will I am going to try my first trap out.  I have a home with a brick wall on the outside and open interior wall so a cut out just seemed to be a bad plan.  What is the odds of getting the queen out on a trap out.  My hive is new so I'm not ready to pull a brood frame out.  So any suggestions would be welcome.


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Re: Trap Out
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 08:26:24 PM »
>>>>What is the odds of getting the queen out on a trap out.<<<<

One in a hundred, maybe 200.

>>>>So any suggestions would be welcome.<<<<

Wait until you can get a frame with eggs. A frame with a 2 inch circle of eggs is all you need.

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Re: Trap Out
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 08:53:03 PM »
Thanks for the info

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Re: Trap Out
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 09:46:28 AM »
Hmm surprised that is the only option. 

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Re: Trap Out
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 09:58:47 AM »
Will I am going to try my first trap out.  I have a home with a brick wall on the outside and open interior wall so a cut out just seemed to be a bad plan.  What is the odds of getting the queen out on a trap out.  My hive is new so I'm not ready to pull a brood frame out.  So any suggestions would be welcome.



So you are saying the interior wall has been opened? The bees are between brick and what? Vapor barrier, blackboard, wood?


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Re: Trap Out
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 10:05:52 AM »
No they are behind tongue and grove wall on the inside and brick on the outside.  What I mean is it is an open interior design no doors to isolate the area in the house.  I know I could do plastic and create walls to confine the bees.  The home is a land mark home so cutting is not really a good plan unless everything else fails. 

 

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