Deborahs trap out.....................

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by G3farms, May 1, 2011.

  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    This was one of the referrals that Ben passed my name onto a pest control company. Thanks Ben and JW!!

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    After taking a peek in the big crack, I saw this would be an easy cut out. Removed the flashing and cut out a small piece of 2 x 4 and this is what I saw. Will cut them out this morning.

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    Nice swarm, has already built five combs in just four days.

    Glad this turned out to be a cut out instead of a trap out.
     

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  2. PerryBee

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    Hey G3, nice photos.
    Have or do you ever use a bee-vac?
    Looks like it could come in handy on something like this.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Pics to come!!

    Yes I use a robo style vac, I am all out of ten frame gear so I came in last night and put together a five frame robo style vac., will be its maiden voyage this morning. Then off to set up a trap out on a tree. i am just waiting for the sunshine to break through these clouds.
     
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    The bee vac and the shop vac hanging from the ladder

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    Almost done

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    Finished up with bees in the vac.

    These were very gentle bees, golden colored almost orange.
     

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  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to take photos and share with us.
    :coolphotos:

    I've got to build me one of those bee vacs!
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    Nice job. Thanks for the pics.
     
  7. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Perry did you find robos sight? It has a bunch of plans for different things.
     
  8. PerryBee

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    I have already printed them off. :mrgreen:
    I even have a homemade deep that I figure I'll cut in two 3" sections to speed things up. Wish I had one of those for a job or two I've done, probably would have saved a lot more bees with it!
     
  9. G3farms

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    I made this one out of scrap 3/4" plywood I had laying around, actually it was some shelving that I grabbed from a store that was being remodeled, must have gotten 50 shelving pieces about 48" x 16". Took me several hours to cut out and glue up but it works great. I just need to work on putting a motor on the top instead of having to drag a shop vac around.