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lesterp
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« on: March 18, 2012, 08:40:29 PM »

I have an old bee log that I trapped bees out of last year, and yesterday a new swarm moved into the log.  Should I trap them out now, or wait and let them get established and the queen start laying? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »

I would do it immediately. The less they've drawn out the less reluctant they'll be to move out & there's likely a good chance you just might get the queen on this one as well if you do it NOW.

Research "forced trap out".


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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 09:50:28 PM »

Thanks JP.  The weather man says it's suppose to rain the next 2 or 3 days here, but as soon as the weather breaks, I'll start.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:56:45 PM »

To quote JP,   "do it NOW."

2 or 3 days will just add to the difficulty.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »

Thanks Iddee.  That's what I thought, but just wanted to double check with the "pros".
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