Yahoooo - it seems to be working!

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by onehorse, May 23, 2010.

  1. onehorse

    onehorse New Member

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We started a trapout last weekend, old concrete block working mechanics garage. He wants the bees gone, but doesn't want to move all the stuff in the loft overhead of the garage (which is probably where they are) and doesn't want to pay either. So, we agreed to a trapout. It's our first trapout and wasn't sure about the particulars, but it seems to be working! We took the little cutout from the early spring up to give it a boost and 2 of the 3 boxes are filled with bees and actively working. We are planning to swap out hives this week to give another little swarm from a couple weeks ago a boost too. Thank you Iddee!!!!
     
  2. Monie

    Monie New Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Awesome! Iddee is rhe best, isn't he? :)
     

  3. Chickm1

    Chickm1 New Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Are you saying that the bees in the loft, have moved into the established hive, from the swarm? I would think they would fight each other.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sounds like you got it going one onehorse, glad to hear things are working out for you.

    G3
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

    Messages:
    8,996
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chickm1, They will go in when returning from the field with pollen and nectar. Under those conditions, the hive will allow them in with the goodies. It works quite well for boosting weak hives.

    Onehorse, how about an update. How's the trap doing? How many hives have you taken off? Got any pics?
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chickm1 would you turn your neighbor away if they came knocking at you door with an arm load of goodies :hi:

    G3
     
  7. onehorse

    onehorse New Member

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We got that one pulled out! Boosted our poor little cutout, requeened them, the whole nine yards, and them seem to be going well. It also gave a good boost to our swarm that couldn't seem to get off the ground also, the incoming bees weren't so many that they wanted to re-queen, so our big carni queen is still wandering around in there, she's got a great brood pattern, just has been slow to build up.

    On the other hand, we are pulling out of our other trapout, as we just can't get the place closed up. We have spent 4 days over the last 5 weekends, 1/2 day here, 1/2 day there, 6 tubes of caulk, and 2 bags of steel wool and come Monday, when I go to check on things, they have found yet another hole. The place was very deceiving, block is solid, windows and such look good, but there are bee tunnels everywhere. So, we attempted our community service on that one and we are calling it quits, so if anyone is interested????