Trap Out -old house

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Zulu, May 11, 2012.

  1. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    Iddee asked me to help, and in end let me at it as he has so many hives now
    Old friend of his.

    The house is from the 30's I would guess and the siding is asbestos.... Bees had just moved into an old Electrical box and crawled up into walls, not sure where , but NO WAY to do a cut out..

    Built a stand, new cone , and used a new nuc box baited with brood.

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    Finally my ugly mug
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  2. Bsweet

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    Looks good please keep us posted. Jim
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Thanks for the pics. :thumbsup:
     
  4. tommyt

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    You got that right :lol:




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    Just kidding nice pictures
    Iddee looking pretty intent into that whole
     
  5. jim314

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    Thanks for the pictures, don't forget an update when it's done :)
     
  6. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Nice! I especially like the branded nuc box...
     
  7. Dakine

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    What did you guys do with the bees. No queen?
     
  8. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    Queen cells put into the nuc today... No more bees are coming out, so it seems we got them out,

    Will wait for a week for them to settle, and bring them home.
     
  9. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Zulu, it's always such a pleasure to look at your pictures--you work so "professionally". Seeing your cone, the stand and the hive in position is like looking at a work of art. Really. :grin:
     
  10. Dakine

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    OK but is there ANYWAY way at all to get the queen from a feral hive you can't do a cut out on? Will she try and go out the funnel to the new box if you have brood, frames with foundation, honey comb and lemon oil in?
    There must be a way to get her and guarentee you have her.
     
  11. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Dakine, there is no proven way to get the queen in a trapout. You use a trapout to raise a queen.

    There is a way used by one man is said to be successful, but I have yet to see where others have duplicated his method.

    This method of raising a new queen and removing the bees from the unwanted area has been duplicated many times around the world.
     
  12. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    I am learning the art and method from the best , IDDEE

    , the woodwork I enjoy and subscribe to the the philosophy , if something is to be done , do it right.

    thanks for the compliments
     
  13. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Hey! What do you mean? What do have to say about this then? :rolling: :lol:

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    (I have to agree with him though Zulu, you are that good! :wink: )
     
  14. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    ""What do have to say about this then?""

    Just makes me wonder when the mother ship is leaving earth with the inhabitants it captured. :eek: :lol:
     
  15. Dakine

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    Can I take a bunch of bees from a wild hive with a trap out funnel and a 10 frame box, some comb and foundations. and use them to repopulate a hive that doesn't have many bees? If so ! How would I introduce them?
     
  16. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Very simple. Use the weak hive as the catch box.
     
  17. Zulu

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    Dakine, if you can get the bees to settle in the box , then yes. Bait the box with a frame of brood, that should get them to work the 10 frame box, then just combine the two hives a day or so later . If you wait too long they are going to raise their own queen.
     
  18. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I did a cutout 2 years ago. It had been sprayed. I only saved a half frame of bees and the queen. I set it up on a trapout. In 3 or 4 days, I had 5 frames fully covered and the queen was laying full speed.
     
  19. Dakine

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    VERY SMART! I guess the weak hive bees will allow this?
     
  20. Iddee

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    See post #18.