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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2014, 10:37:15 am »
alright, I have to read the trapout thread, this hive is in a tree 25 ft off the ground, I am SURE not trying to cut it out, tree trimmers asked me Friday if I could do anything about it. not trying a hogan swarm trap, although I do have the box I built for one.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2014, 11:53:54 am »
Gypsy some tree probers are set up with buckets and slings so they can take large sections of the tree down. Get get them suited up so they feel invincible and talk them into bringing the feral colony section down to you.
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2014, 12:09:29 pm »
I will see what they say but not sure I will accomplish much.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2015, 05:40:47 pm »
I've did several trap outs using iddee's advice.
If you do what he says and not try to re-invent the wheel and don't cut corners it will work.
And yes EGGS are the key.
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2015, 04:43:19 pm »
I know this is an old thread but-I've screened over the entrance to a hive the night before a tree was due to come down. then I'd have the tree trimmer help me load the section of log that had the hive in it or I'd wait & open the log up after they left.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2015, 09:42:01 pm »
This is an old thread that I had not seen, but I enjoyed it so much that I watched it twice and intend to watch it again.  I was already impressed with Iddee's knowledge of bees, but this video convinced me that he was farther up the learning curve than I had imagined.  Wow, what a lot of good information.  It makes me jealous of his knowledge, but not jealous enough to study that much.  Iddee is a bee master.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2015, 03:27:51 pm »
Indeed he is, just dont stand in his light!     :laugh:
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2015, 11:03:08 am »
Iddee, I watched this last year when I attempted my first trap out (too late in the process  :-[ ). I tried to watch it again yesterday, but I keep getting a 404 error. Am I doing something wrong or is the link broken? I found the info incredibly helpful as I'm sure most newbees would  :) :) :)

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2015, 01:17:47 pm »
Try it again and let me know if it works now.
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2015, 12:10:57 am »
Thanks Iddee, it DOES work now :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2015, 07:36:27 am »
@Iddee:

I see how the trap-out works, and I have two places to set up a trap-out come next spring.  My question is: what happens to the old queen?  The trap-out is catching her foragers; therefore, she and the nurse bees will run out of nectar.  Do they starve, or will they abscond prior to starvation?

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2015, 08:04:13 am »
They will abscond with the last of the bees.
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2015, 11:23:00 am »
I really enjoyed this and feel confident to try a trap out now. Thanks
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2017, 05:24:56 pm »
Should be fun trying. Loved the video!

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2017, 03:17:07 pm »
@Iddee:

I see how the trap-out works, and I have two places to set up a trap-out come next spring.  My question is: what happens to the old queen?  The trap-out is catching her foragers; therefore, she and the nurse bees will run out of nectar.  Do they starve, or will they abscond prior to starvation?

   Typically once the number of bees she has with her declines far enough she will take those remaining bees and abscond.
   (Never mind was already answered)

   The hardest thing to do is have patience during a trap out. The second hardest thing to do is to make sure the bees don't find or make another exit.
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2018, 03:35:47 pm »
Hi folks,

I know this is an old thread but it is pinned...I'm trying to get to the threads linked in Idee's first post and I get a 403 error.

Anyone know how to get to them?

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 06:42:02 pm »
Here are the new links to the original posts the Pictures in the post are on photo bucket so unless you are subscribed yo will not be able to see them. Apis

The following is a series of posts dealing with the step by step procedure of a trapout. Since the posts will move around as different replies come in, I am posting links to each of them here, so they can be found easily.

Why do a trapout.
http://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php?topic=32.msg77#msg77

FACTS [and theories] ABOUT TRAPOUTS
http://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php?topic=33.msg78#msg78

Materials for a trapout
https://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php?topic=44.msg107#msg107

Setting up a trapout
http://worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php?topic=45.msg108#msg108

After Setting Trapout
http://www.worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php?topic=1128.new#new
 


Here is a video of a trap out demonstration I did at the Bud3 celebration on Apr. 9, 2011.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2018, 08:11:22 am »
The new links work, thank you.

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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2018, 09:00:16 am »
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Re: How to do a trap out
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2018, 04:22:34 pm »
The new updated links could be copy and past into the first original Iddee post and then they would work, for new beekeepers finding this thread. But need some one with Administrative privileges to do it.
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