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« on: June 23, 2010, 07:31:37 PM »

Got a question on trapout. Read your how to Iddee.

My question is... #1. I don't have a frame of brood/eggs to spare. Is trapout still possible?

#2. I was thinking if not, can I still "cone" the entrance, let the bees beard around the entrance,
and every evening I can drive over and vacuum some bees. Then I can actually use those
bees and combine them with my weak colony that I have.

If #2 is possible, about how long enough I can empty the hive of most bees? 3-5 wks?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 08:10:38 PM »

Use the weak hive on the trap until it is full of bees, then take a frame of eggs from it for the next box. It can spare them if it has another 3 lb. of bees added to it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 08:19:23 PM »

I'm doing a trap out that I've been experimenting on. I chose not to give them a frame of brood (had a hive beetle disaster with that a while back). Instead, I started the trap and once the trap hive had enough bees in it I grafted 6 queen cells into it. It worked like a dream! Tomorrow evening I plan to bring the trap to an out yard and make some other splits (4 of the 6 grafts took). If there are still a lot of exiting bees (haven't been able to check for two days) I'll leave a trap nuc with a ripe queen cell in it...cells are due to emerge on Friday.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 09:36:22 PM »

Hardwood, so the bees would march in after dark just for shelter because they cannot enter their own hive?
Lemon grass oil inside this experimental hive trap?
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 09:50:31 PM »

I put a frame of drawn comb with a couple of drops of lemon grass oil and 9 undrawn foundationless frames...seems to work.

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