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Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:30:47 pm »
Where on this forum is the thread that has all the suggestions for tools and equipment to take along on cut outs, swarms, trap outs?
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 12:48:09 pm »
I couldn't find it Jen, but we could always ask one of our wonderful moderator's to place a sticky at the top of the cutout section and let us add stuff to it.  :yes:

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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 02:36:39 pm »
Let's do it tbone, I find that list to be invaluable, especially for newbee's. I'll send Riverbee a pm  ;)
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 02:45:58 pm »
Empty Frames,Rubber bands, deep box,bottom board top
Knives to cut comb
Scraper, to scrape comb off wall
Empty bucket with lid, with or without a trash bag, for the honey comb.
2nd bucket for empty comb not being used
Smoker
Bee brush and something to brush bees into, or a bee vac
A table or bench helps to set the hive on and cut comb.
Strap to strap hive together to travel home.


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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 03:47:43 pm »
add a scoop made from a half gallon plastic jug with handle, like a milk jug or juice jug. I sure could have used one and didn't have on my last one.

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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 04:12:44 pm »
A pail of water.  :)
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2014, 04:39:54 pm »
A pail of water.  :)

   Definately..   Otherwise the sticky mess will overwhelm you..

   Some good suggestions..
   If there is no power I take my generator.  Ladder, hive tool..  Invaluable for cutting comb from walls and scraping walls clean. A good knife..  I use a filet knife and my hive tool almost exclusively. I have a shorter table knife and a bowie style combat knife but dont often use either..
   A trash can to put garbage bags in.. Otherwise you are struggling with the garbage bag to open it every time you want to put a piece of comb into it.. the garbage can holds the bag open and up.. Makes life VERY much easier..
   You will need a cats paw and hammer. A flat bar or two to get the batton and boards off. A long filet knife to cut the comb free before you pull the boards away from the walls. Empty frames and rubber bands for the brood comb. At least two boxes worth just in case.
  A queen clip is a bonus..  Having the queen in a clip is always a super feeling... If no clip she can be carefully caught and allowed to be sucked directly into the hive/beevac without bouncing through the hose. If no BeeVac she can be put directly into the hive with the brood combs, just use care with her.  Shake some bees from cut comb in with her, they usually stay.
   Smoker to herd the bees along and calm them..  As Perry said, a bucket of water to wash.... everything...   a rag to dip in the bucket to wipe things down with, because somehow.. EVERYTHING gets sticky....
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 06:13:36 pm »
Curious, what about a queen excluder between bottom board and deep, like I did with the swarms, kept the queen in the hive for 2-3 days...?

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 07:32:01 pm »
Queen cage her then you can be certain they will stay. Smallish queens can slip through excluders.
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014, 07:56:47 pm »
If you don't have a queen clip reuse a queen cage your queens came in. a little more tricky to get her in it but doable if you dont have the cork to close the hole a mini marshmallow will work.
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 08:24:13 pm »
Meaning to leave her in the clip, between the frames, for a couple of days?
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2014, 11:00:36 pm »
"Where on this forum is the thread that has all the suggestions for tools and equipment to take along on cut outs, swarms, trap outs?"

"I couldn't find it Jen, but we could always ask one of our wonderful moderator's to place a sticky at the top of the cutout section and let us add stuff to it.  :yes:"

your wish is granted........ :D



and the thread is here.......
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and it's been stickied, and so has this one. ;D
i think it's a great idea to have two separate threads devoted to each topic separately, one on what we carry to collect swarms, and one for what we carry for cutouts, and since jen started this thread, lets just use this one to devote to cut outs.
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 11:05:17 pm »
"If you don't have a queen clip reuse a queen cage your queens came in. a little more tricky to get her in it but doable if you dont have the cork to close the hole a mini marshmallow will work."

roller cages work great for this......much easier to get the queen in vs the benton or jzbz cages..(robo has a pic of these here somewhere too)




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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2014, 01:00:37 am »
queen clip or queen cage, yes, but it is often hard to find the queen during a cutout.  I judge whether I've got her by the bees behavior.

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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2014, 01:21:35 am »
This is my queen clip, Amazon.com. ~ I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, but it seems sturdy enough and the spring isn't too tight


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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 09:50:21 am »
Thats the golden ticket right there!   Time to go see the oompa loompas!
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2014, 12:22:09 pm »


Okay Phill! Let's Light This Candle!  :D
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2014, 11:27:14 pm »
When we get the bees and queen into his brand spankin new hive/bottom board/lid/rubber banded frames.... should I put a queen excluder between the bottom board and hive box for a couple of days? I sure would hate to see them obsond ~
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2014, 11:46:50 pm »
definitely go with the queen excluder. I lost a 6 lb swarm after they started taking feed as soon as I opened the door because I DIDN"T use an excluder.

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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 12:05:29 am »
I would not use the excluder myself, the brood and young hatching bees will hold them in place. I just leave the bee vac base on them for a couple of days. I think the biggest thing is to leave them alone for a couple of days to settle in. You have disrupted everything, robbed them of their stores and pretty much demoralized them...........they need some alone time.
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