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« on: August 15, 2006, 09:19:55 AM »

Does someone have the plans for a bee escape board..?  It looks simple to build but a dwg. would be helpful if there's one around.  I can find the plans for everything except the escape board.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 01:10:17 AM »

A bee escape board is simply an inner cover with cutouts (1 or more) that can accept a bee escape.  If you have plans for an inner cover you have plans for bee escape board.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 07:11:15 AM »

Thanks Brian, but I was talking about the escape board that has the triangular pattern from wood strips attached to the inside of the board. They have a small gap at each 120 deg. corner of the triangle....
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 02:55:34 AM »

Make the triangle 3/8 inch apart and cut the corners so the gap is 1/4 inch wide.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 09:18:15 AM »

I'm not sure what you mean " make the triangle 3\8" apart ".  The 1\4" corners is about what I thought.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 09:39:08 PM »

The triangle escape board uses 2 triangles, 1 inside the other, set 3/8 apart.  The spacing is so the bee can't turn in the channel to keep it going in only one direction.  The triangles are also covered with screen.

Drill a 1 inch hole in the center of an inner  top.  Cut a strip of wood 3/8 by 3/4 inches.  The 3/4 is the width of the wood.  Cut lengths to make a triangle and then cut out the points to make a 1/4 inch opening.  Make another triangle 1/4 to 3/8 inches away from the 1st and cut the points as before.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 11:29:39 PM »

Stevesc

Try this site for a single Triangle bee escape

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/triangleescape.html

Then you can look at his double Triangle bee escape

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/doubleq.html

Use the measurements that Brian Bray gave you for sizing of the separations for the inner and outer pieces and the escape size at the points

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 11:41:53 PM »

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Here is a plan view showing the outside measurements for a single, just add the second row of wood strip inside these measurements with a 3/8" between the two rows of wood.

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/triangleescape.html

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006, 04:39:23 PM »

I actually made this bee escape (http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/vortexescape.html).  It took me about 2 hours to make it, but it works quite well.  There were about 10 - 12 bees left in the box when I removed it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 01:30:14 AM »

I see there are other bee escapes than the triangle design.  Are there any views on which is best.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 06:58:45 AM »

I see there are other bee escapes than the triangle design.  Are there any views on which is best.


  I like this one just my 2 cents

  http://www.betterbee.com/Products/Harvesting-Equipment/10-Frame-Triangular-Escape-Board
     

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2011, 06:39:37 PM »

You can get it in 8 frame from Bushy Mtn if you need one.
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 04:44:22 AM »

Thanks, I can make them (shipping to Australia is too expensive). 
Does anyone out there use any other type - I am interested in reviews of the other methods, such as the Porter Escape.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 08:53:49 AM »

The Porter Escape is many, many years old.

When they work they work, springs lose tension, springs stick, bee gets hung up !

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