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S.M.N.Bee
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« on: July 24, 2012, 08:07:56 PM »

I'm thinking of building some triangular bee escapes. Do they work well or are they a waste of time?

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 08:14:09 PM »

They work, if the bee wants to leave. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 09:53:00 PM »

I am not hoping for 100% exit Allen. Is 95% in eight hours possable?

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 11:28:37 PM »

run em with smoke!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 07:31:03 PM »

95% is possible.   But keep an eye on it because you may open a buffet for the beetles. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 07:54:39 PM »

95% is possible.   But keep an eye on it because you may open a buffet for the beetles. 

Yep, the beetles negate alot of things we do that we once could get away with. I just pulled supers today and I used the old trick of stacking them over an escape, in this case I put them on top of light colonies that needed bees. I got maybe 50% moved in 24 hours but I ain't about to leave them any longer than that. As it was ants were nosing around the supers so I wouldn't recommend leaving anything light on bees any longer than you have to. If I had combined it with a little bee quick I would expect to get the 95%, though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 09:59:06 PM »

I stack the supers, put the triangle escape board on inverted, an empty super and night light.   Next morning supers are clear.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 11:09:54 PM »

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I was thinking of something similar in case there were a lot of bees left in the supers but your idea will be better.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 11:51:25 PM »

I like my shop vac that I use for my bee vac. It has the detachable motor that can double as a blower. I just hook my hose to the oulet side and use a reducer that allows you to hook up a smaller hose and blow the last of them out. Did that this afternoon and only had maybe a half a dozen make it into the house with me. Made it to the very last box before one got it's revenge on me.
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