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Author Topic: Trap out as a precursor to a cutout  (Read 423 times)
Rex "Hawk" Smith
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« on: May 23, 2012, 12:00:24 PM »

I was wondering if anyone here had performed a trapout - as a precursor to a cutout?  I suppose it's no different than a regular trapout that's then robbed, then removing the comb afterwards... 

I ask - because I've got a cutout job of a 2-year old hive that's in a support column for a porch.  It's about an hour away from me - but I'll be able to take a look at it this coming weekend when we go camping - as it's on the way to our campgrounds.  I won't be able to perform the cutout this weekend - but might be able to squeeze in a quick inspection or even start a trapout until I can get there and finish up the cutout later in June.

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 12:14:08 PM »

I wouldn't suggest starting a trap-out if you will not be able to monitor it on a regular basis.   There are too many things that can go awry on a trap out that need to be addressed rather quickly.  (ie.  new entrance, clogged funnel, etc)

Just do it as a cut-out.  If you are worried about the population being big, just use a bee vac and reduce the amount of bees before you start cutting out the comb.


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