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Author Topic: Plastic Pollen Traps  (Read 527 times)
fishman
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« on: April 12, 2013, 06:06:08 PM »

Anyone have experience with those plastic pollen traps?  I bought a couple to try from Brushy Mtn. They were cheap. I put them on a couple hives, but they weren't moving a lot due to rain. The holes in the flap sure look small? Not positive they can squeeze in.  Maybe its just me.   Like idea I can simply flip the door up to "shut it off" so bees can have theirs too. Just wandering. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 06:51:57 PM »

Fishman,

Not sure how these will work, keep us posted. I was thinking of trying a few myself. Think I will wait to see how they work for you.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 08:10:17 PM »

OK   will do my friend     Fish
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 09:55:27 PM »

I'm curious too. Update when you can. Thanks for being the guinea pig lol.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:29:38 AM »

I bought the Front Porch model because of the asterisk shaped holes. Cost me a bunch more but it works great! Actually, never closed it all the way and we collected enough for ourselves to eat. I think that might be good because they probably can't clean out their dead etc. with the opening so tight.
 Confused the heck out of the foragers for a day or two. They were all scrambling around up top looking for the opening.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 11:55:43 AM »

Ok, Yesterday was good weather. The Bees were sure confused about the new traps. Obviously they found the way out, and were all over them. I went back out to them as the temp cooled, and sun was going down. They were all back in. I removed the trays and got a little more than 4 oz clean pollen. I thought that was pretty good for time of year and temps, and really only 1 day worth? There was only a couple dead behind each door, and no bee parts in the pollen. So far I will say they are working pretty good.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 12:03:54 PM »

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This is common model in professionals hives



This too

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