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Swarm Traps are Built
« on: February 19, 2011, 07:33:59 PM »
Hey guys,
I just got all my swarm traps built.  The plans came from Robo's site.  Thanks Rob. 
I already spray painted the top left one.  I can't wait for spring to get these up. 


I had recently posted a question about the swarm lure to use on these and greatly appreciate all your responses.

James

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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 08:30:50 PM »
They look good.   

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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 08:34:01 PM »
Thanks Allen
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 09:35:29 PM »
Beauties!

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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 01:10:20 PM »
Very nice.  Keep us posted on how you make out.
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 11:11:16 AM »
Awesome! They look great! Are they 3/8 plywood? The size of 5-frame nuc boxes? Have something inside to hang frames? Spill the beans with details. Inquiring minds want (and need) to know! :-D :-D
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:45 AM »
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 11:35:34 AM »
Spill the beans with details.

All the beans for the $2 swarm trap -> http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/downloads/
thanks robo,
I'm on my phone and couldnt post the link.
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 04:33:48 PM »
By the way gardeningfireman,
Something that wasn't in the plans, is where the frame rest should be mounted on the front and back plates.  I asked robo (since these are his plans), and he suggested mounting the frame rest 3/4" down from the top of the front and back plate to allow for beespace.
Hope that helps,
James
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Re: Swarm Traps are Built
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 12:08:06 PM »
Thanks! Went to Robo's site and printed the plans. :)