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Why do a trapout.
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:03:26 am »
If you are looking for the genetics of the colony, a trap out will not work.
There are two reasons for doing a trap out.

If you have a hive you like the genetics of, but don't want to make a split from your hive, a trap out will give you the workers to raise a queen, or a few queens, from that hive.

Of course, the other reason is to remove the bees from an unwanted area.

Doing a removal is much quicker, more complete, as it also removes the comb, and saves a lot of travel. There are times, however, that a removal is not practical. It is those times you use a trap out to obtain more bees, and of the genetics you want, rather than the unknown. I have never worked with AFB, but think trapping may be the answer to removing them. Consider a colony established in an apartment complex, or business complex, where there are people coming and going constantly. a removal may endanger any number of people. During a trap out, the first couple of hours may see a large number of bees in the air, but they are confused, not angry, and are only looking for their home. I have never received a sting during this time.

Then there is the construction aspect. When they are in masonry, or historic woodwork, or other hard to replace material, a trap out is the way to go.

Next post will be materials needed, after answering any questions coming from this post.
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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 01:46:00 pm »
So using a trap out, is it good for setting up next to your hive  to catch a swarm if I don't split in time . Hope I phrased that right so you understand

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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 02:05:17 pm »
I think you are confusing a trapout with a swarm trap. They are different. A trapout removes an established hive from an inaccessible area. A swarm trap is set to attract a swarm.
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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 08:01:55 pm »
i did confuse the two. thanks for elaborating more on that.and how is a swarm trap set up to attract them

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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 08:04:11 pm »
With old comb and lemongrass oil.
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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 09:05:30 pm »
i don't have any so would it be worthless to try it that way with  just regular frames

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Re: Why do a trapout.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 09:24:15 pm »
Start a thread on swarm traps and we will get different members to chime in on how they do it.
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