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« on: October 21, 2010, 07:58:19 PM »

I spent the day with Allan yesterday playing with the device he has invented to get packages out of hives. He  can put that thing on a hive and between 7 to 8 min. have a package of bees out leaving the queen in the hive  and only taking the cover off the hive. We did it with 4 hives and it worked great at around 70 degrees and a pretty good brease blowing. All were on wagons , with the hives almost touching and he did not disturb any other hive. Allan has been working on this over a year and the little quirks kept poping up. He now has it figured out and it works.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 08:53:00 PM »

That's great news Bud! I can't wait to see it in action. It's good to know he finally figured out the breeze issue (or did it turn out to be something else?).

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 09:19:34 PM »

what is it -a smoke up box-RDY-B
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 12:10:04 AM »

I've heard this method described...definitely a great idea and sounds smart.

I'd be most curious to see an analysis of the age of the bees that end up in the package (and compare to some conventionally produced packages).  To me, this seems to be the most likely pitfall (if there is one).

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 12:48:24 AM »

I've heard this method described...definitely a great idea and sounds smart.

I'd be most curious to see an analysis of the age of the bees that end up in the package (and compare to some conventionally produced packages).  To me, this seems to be the most likely pitfall (if there is one).

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 09:09:42 AM »

Show us pics and videos too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 09:35:10 AM »

It's basically a fume pad with a little electric fan that blows bee go/bee quick in the hive entrance and a modified top that the bees boil out of and into a package cage.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 09:47:11 AM »

A video will be coming soon folks. Should be posted here. I will put it on my site as well. I'm very happy for Alan, he finally got a chance to work the quirks out.


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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 09:47:55 AM »

How to make sure not to take the queen, or do you still have to find her frame first?
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 09:35:30 PM »

Queen excluder on top of hive! I can just about guarantee that not all the bees will vacate the hive. Never do with fume boards; they won't leave brood. But should get a bunch for a package. Will this thing be marketed?
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 01:40:21 PM »

Queen excluder on top of hive! I can just about guarantee that not all the bees will vacate the hive. Never do with fume boards; they won't leave brood. But should get a bunch for a package. Will this thing be marketed?

That is correct.

Queen excluder on top.

This should be used only on a big booming hive as bees really don't want to leave brood.

Alan is trying to get the ball rolling and put his invention out on the market very soon.

I wish him the best!


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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 08:05:09 PM »

glad scot and jp answered youall as i have ben out of town for a few days. you wil get a god adv. on the bees as most of the foragers are out
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2010, 02:14:39 PM »

Alright folks here is the video. I will be out of town for a few days after this post. I will answer any questions that come my way when I get back in.

Here's the skinny: Bud and Alan tried it out at Bud's with the new improvements and minor tweaking Alan put on the device with great success.

Alan came down my way and we used the device in one of my bee yards and put together this video.

A small hand full of us have seen the invention and how it works and give it two thumbs way up!

Alan's contact info is at the end of the video but I'll also mention it here as well.


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E-mail: mountainvalleybees@yahoo.com

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Honey Bee Packaging Device From Mountain Valley Bees
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2010, 02:56:03 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2010, 03:19:41 PM »

Looks good to me also. What does it run off of, a 12 volt battery or the battery pack? did not understand that part.
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2010, 03:36:48 PM »

Looks good to me also. What does it run off of, a 12 volt battery or the battery pack? did not understand that part.


It will run off of a battery pack that holds 8 "AA" batteries or right from a 12 volt battery from a vehicle.


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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 03:52:57 PM »

JP, thanks for posting that! I actually just got off the phone with Alan to give him a big ol' congratulations and promised I'd let you know that I thought you did a great job on the video for him!

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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2010, 04:26:50 PM »

Very nice invention.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010, 05:05:25 PM »

  I wonder if you did away with the bee go and put some   menthol in the smoker-and used the device to blow the smoke in--if it would perfome as well as with the bee go-wonder about weighing the packages - Smiley  RDY-B
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 05:10:57 PM »

I am usually on ventrillo every evning and will try ad answer most of youalls questions there
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