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« on: March 28, 2011, 02:52:10 PM »

Which queen catcher do you like to use?

Last time I said I bought some from Mann Lake but seem fragile. I need to buy some more.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:41:25 PM »

Try your fingers.   Wink

They don't break as easily and you can maintain better control.  Less chance of hurting the queen too.

Practice on drones.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm still practicing on the drones.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 05:17:07 PM »

This is for bee removals  grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 08:29:53 PM »

Get mine from Brushy.   Just hairpin clip catchers.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 10:48:39 PM »

I can't remember where I've seen them ('twas one of the large suppliers though) but someone has them in metal out there. I'll see if I can find them again...maybe Walter Kelly???

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 10:53:23 PM »

scott,kelly's has metal queen catchers
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 01:54:45 AM »

I guess the metal ones are more durable. THen the clear is better for show and tell.
Anyone else make clear ones?
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 04:32:38 AM »

I repurpose rechargable or the clear 4 AA battery cases w/ clip clasp. Never pinched queen yet Smiley.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 11:42:07 PM »

I get the clear ones from Brushy Mountain.


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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 05:03:12 PM »

I repurpose rechargable or the clear 4 AA battery cases w/ clip clasp. Never pinched queen yet Smiley.

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HAHAHA, I have the same but more holes on two of mine. First one I drilled the holes too big and the queens can get out. I just tossed it away yesterday.  grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 05:44:14 PM »

I repurpose rechargable or the clear 4 AA battery cases w/ clip clasp. Never pinched queen yet Smiley.

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HAHAHA, I have the same but more holes on two of mine. First one I drilled the holes too big and the queens can get out. I just tossed it away yesterday.  grin

Same here. Quarter inch to big so tried 3/16 bit. Now if can only remember where I got these from w/ side clasp so can get more Smiley.
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