Reusing old bee tree comb for traps - ?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Gypsi, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ok,

    I have written this post twice but getting all password ducks in a row has been tough. So for now, the pics are at
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    The bees absconded before I cut the tree down. No bodies. Would like to use brood comb in swarm traps if it is safe or can be made safe. But this looks ODD.


    Obviously it's the bee tree comb, not my beloved mazda or pink seed corn. I don't understand what I am seeing. Will try to post specific pics after I get ONE post to actually post. Thank you for your patience.
     
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  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Looks like a little bit of mold on the old comb.

    Will work good in a bait hive.

    Pull out some of the old comb and rubber band it into some old frames. You are really only after the smell anyway.
     

  3. Bsweet

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    Yep use it, they will clean it up if they move in. Jim
     
  4. Indiana Dave

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    How do you keep wax moths out of the old comb in a swarm trap?
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have BT. Guess I should get all of the comb out of the trunk and spray it before I move it into my bait hives. Thank you for the reminder