bee tree

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by 11Nick, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. 11Nick

    11Nick New Member

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    I found an easily accessible bee tree.
    I think I know the answer, but just for entertainment, I'll ask.
    Is it too late in year to try to catch them?
    I'm assuming it is, in which case I'll just wait til spring.

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  2. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    I decided 3 weeks ago to stop trap-outs. I told the owner of a Catalpa tree in town that requested a removal that if she did not mind the bees staying there until next spring, I would prefer to trap them out then. A proper trap-out will take you into mid September now and then they would have to take weeks after that to build up before winter. I have one trap-out left and it is just about finished. I am considering combining it with my weakest hive no that it's so late.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    In our area you have to think about the small hive beetles taking over the parent when they start to get weak.
     
  4. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    leave it until spring if you cant take the whole tree down and leave them in the tree trunk until spring
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Nick, thank you for making the forum entertaining for all of us. :cool:
    Do you think you could take a picture and make it even more so? Then we'll be able to admire and be happy for your good luck bee tree, waiting through the winter for you. :wink: