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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2014, 12:13:04 am »
Good to hear you say that, I had 10 swarms to contend with this last spring, LazyBkpr taught me how to use the excluder for a hand full of days to help anchor the bees, it worked  ;D
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2014, 12:16:19 am »
G- "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.

    Got that  :)  during my swarm episode once I got the hive placed, I didn't bother them for 7-10 days.
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2014, 08:09:21 pm »
 ;D

   A swarm and a cut out are two different animals.
   You installed a few frames of their brood in the cut out, that will make it really hard for them to leave..   Guaranteed to stay?  Nothing is guaranteed with bees, but the % would be very high..   
   If you did or will use a queen excluder.. I really see no issue with it. A little added insurance perhaps. I do not usually use one with a cut out that has brood, but it will not hurt.
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2014, 01:58:03 am »
Hiya Scott- I took an excluder with me, but kept it in my truck, I dunno, just didn't feel right to add it to the hive. I think it was G3 that said the same as you. Mainly, I really want this hive to work out for my friend. I'm anxious for next Monday to take a peek and see if we were a successful team at hiving these bees.

And by the way, Thanks for always being one of my first responders when I have soo many questions, or venturing into new territory. Your patients is a virtue in my book  ;)
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Re: Cut Out Equipment To Take Along
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2015, 08:40:19 am »
Yes indeed a swarm and a cut out is a totally different set up.
I find the queen excluder is just extra crap to carry when collecting a swarm.
Keep in mind the queens in a swarm have been slimed down so she can fly a bit. I just keep them closed up tight for a day or so to calm down and get a frame of brood to add to them as soon as I open them.

I take a hanger for my comb bucket and a rope to raise and lower it if it is high up and I am working on a ladder. I put a step on the ladder to make a little platform to stand on as my legs and feet can't since I am old take a lot of up and down on the ladder.





I take 3 five gallon pails of water minim one I just rinse in and one has some dish soap in it for the final wash up.
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I also like rubber bands made from tractor intertubes. I get them from tractor salvage yards normally free for the asking. One 13.9x38 will last a long time.




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