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Offline randydrivesabus

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triangular bee escape; wax tube
« on: May 22, 2007, 10:02:10 PM »
they call it an escape screen in the Brushy Mountain catalog. does anyone have a good picture of one or plans to make one? i'm looking to make it myself.
anyone have any good pictures of the wax tube applicator? same...looking to make it myself.

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Re: triangular bee escape; wax tube
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 11:12:42 PM »
The $^* is simply a tube - I think Michael Bush said that it is copper - pinched together at the end with a hole drilled in it.  A wooden handle is inserted in the tube.  The handle has a hole in it to provide the vacuum to hold the wax up in the tube.  You can see a picture of it on my blog:

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2007/03/frustration-of-$^*.html   

This is when I took it apart so you can see what the component parts are.

Here is a video of how it's used:

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-use-wax-tube-fastener_26.html

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Re: triangular bee escape; wax tube
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 06:29:43 AM »
thank-you. that helps. i suppose that any non-heat conducting material would work as a handle.
i also found plans for a triangle escape board on the dave cushman website.

 

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