Trap-out question

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by prbolding, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. prbolding

    prbolding New Member

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    Anyone ever use "honey robber" or "bee go" to drive the bees out of a large tree into a trap? Thanks, Paul
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    And leave all the brood to die? Why would you want to do that?
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    All good things take time dont rush a trap out you may be trading 3 good hives for one quick one. I usually leave a trap out cone on for 30 to 60 days swapping out nucs as the become populated. So you best listen to iddee the pro on this one
     
  4. prbolding

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    The person with the tree plans on cutting it after the bees are removed. Then I will remove the brood and comb.
    I am trying to save the bees instead of him spraying them to remove the tree. Time will be a factor on this one. He wants the bees gone. Thanks, Paul
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Loan him a bee suit or cut it for him. Then split the log open and remove the bees.

    Bee quick or bee-go won't run them off brood. Even in close contact like supers.