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Offline beek1951

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What are these used for?
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:01:00 PM »
I did a big cutout job (8x10) and the customer traded me out a trailer of
beekeeping stuff that he had stored in a metal building on a concrete floor.
Good boxes, in good shape, thousands of frames, and these. My friend E.t. Ash
down here says he has one and once Iddee identified it for him, but he can't
remember more than it was something about drones. Iddee?


Offline Jim 134

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Re: What are these used for?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 08:08:43 PM »
Entrance Guard - Our entrance guard prevents drones or queens from going either in or out of the hive. This could be used when hiving a new swarm once the queen is inside.


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Re: What are these used for?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 11:18:56 PM »
i have a bunch of those too. picked them up in a bulk buy from the widow of a  beekeeper.
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Re: What are these used for?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 12:10:15 AM »
Beekeeper use them as a traps in the 50s & 60s to kill drones to have less of them and to get more honey.




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Re: What are these used for?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 08:41:30 AM »
"Queen and Drone Trap"

supposedly they would force a swarm to return to the hive since the queen could not get thru it.