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Offline sawdstmakr

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Trap out installed.
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:24:48 pm »
Just completed setting up a trap out.
A swarm moved into an old oak tree about 12? up.
Apparently it took them a long time to find this tree. The owner was stung a couple of times and the next store neighbor?s dog was stung a few times.
I was expecting them to be very aggressive. Hence the suit in the first picture.
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Re: Trap out installed.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 03:28:00 pm »
Here is the final picture.
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Re: Trap out installed.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 05:41:20 pm »
Very cool what was the time frame on the trap out,

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Re: Trap out installed.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 06:35:15 pm »
Did they not have brood yet?  Otherwise it is next to impossible to get the queen and nurse bees out.
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Re: Trap out installed.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 06:47:48 pm »
I expect this to take about 3 to 4 weeks. They have been there about 10 days so it may be less. I put a frame of brood with lots of eggs and very young larvae in it and shook another frame of bees off of another frame of brood.
I wish I could get this queen but the bees are probably already making a new queen in the Nuc. When the hive runs out of food, the queen and the last of the bees will probably just abscond the hive. Then I will seal it up.
Jim