How I make my trapout cones from metal window screen

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Bens-Bees, May 12, 2011.

  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    As promised Iddee, here's how I make my trapout cones from metal window screen material which is cheap and easy to find at any hardware store or even WalMart...

    I apologize in advance for the blurriness of some of these pictures, the camera does not want to focus on screen material.
     

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  2. G3farms

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    Nice job there Ben!
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    riverrat New Member

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    very nicely done i got to put a little duct tape on mine its a redneck thing :D
     
  5. PerryBee

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    Nice job Ben:

    Hey Rat, we don't waste good duct tape up here, can't afford to.
    Just roll your screen and wrap bale wire around it!
    Mightn't be purdy like one with duct tape but it worked. :mrgreen:

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    Thanks for the photos and info everyone. Was thinking that if I couldn't find any 1/8" cloth that I could buy a tomatoe cage( the cone type) and cut the bottom ring and spikes off to use as a support for window screen, but with the ideas from you all that may not be needed. The guy wants the bees GONE and I'm worried that if I tell him that I have to order wire and it will be a week before I can start that he may do something stupid. Jim
     
  7. Iddee

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    Rat, he's right. Bailing twine or wire is just as redneck as duct tape, and was a lot longer ago.

    Bailing twine and wire clothes hangers have fixed many a redneck machine.
     
  8. Bens-Bees

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    How do you keep the bees from getting stuck to the tape?
     
  9. Walt B

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    I reckon the duct tape is away from the bees...just a decoration thing. We hang it from the Christmas Tree to add a "touch of the South". :lol:

    Walt
     
  10. Barry Tolson

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    Interesting post! I made up a couple of cones today using this method. only difference was that I took a large sewing needle and threaded the wire to it and actually sewed it like making a seam. Worked very well!
     
  11. G3farms

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    I also sew mine together with frame wire. Starting at the small end and working to the large end. I use a stapler to hold the large end together, works really well for me.