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Author Topic: I have 7 trapouts going here's a picture of one  (Read 572 times)
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« on: July 27, 2013, 07:09:31 PM »

I have several trap-outs going at this time.
I'm going to take one down that is finished at dark.
Here is a picture of one I setup July 16th, the bees are using the hive.



Here is a picture of the one I'm taking down at dark.
It was setup June 8th


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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 07:52:25 PM »

Looks good. One of these days I'm going to have to do a cut out for fun.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 09:14:10 PM »

The set ups look real good. You could have the cones half the length and they would work just as well, but as long as they are finding their way out, those will work fine.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 12:16:36 AM »

Looks great. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 12:42:48 AM »

I did 2 cut outs on houses this past spring while it was fairly cool, in the 80's F.
This time of year I wouldn't want to do a cut-out on a tree or building.
Vacuuming the bees isn't the problem starting out.
It's when you have the raw honey, bees coming back, being in a beesuit in high temperatures, bees smothering in honey.
Not for me.
I tell folks I can do a trap-out at a fraction of the cost of a cut-out.
They usually go for the trap-out method.
But it takes from 6-9 weeks for one to work.
The trap-out I took down tonight was so full of bees I had to put another box on top of the original one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 03:25:30 PM »


The trap-out I took down tonight was so full of bees I had to put another box on top of the original one.



I don't see how you all get by using Nuc boxes.

Most the trap-outs I do invariably fill up 2 whole hives with bees AND honey in the first couple of weeks. They like to kill me getting some of them down.

Here is one that filled 3 good size hives before it was over:

I find all the trips with trap-outs to be too time consuming and only do them if they are very convenient.

Thanks for the photos.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 11:52:54 PM »

The hives I use for trap-outs are a 6 frame deep box.
It will actually hold seven frames if you squeeze them in.
It is 11 1/2 inches wide and 10 1/2 inches deep with a solid bottom and a 1 1/4 inch hole.
I thought about using a 10 frame hive but hey this works.
I like to check on the every other day when it is first setup for sometime the gals will find a new entrance.
I'm in the process of building 25 six frame hives getting ready for next year.
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