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3D printed small hive beetle trap
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:21:32 am »
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It uses about $2.00 of plastic to build...
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 12:31:00 pm »
It uses about $2.00 of plastic to build...

Satisfaction of making something useful with your 3D printer - priceless!
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 01:25:19 pm »
Yep.  And I also found these...

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:408146
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 04:47:50 pm »
It uses about $2.00 of plastic to build...

Satisfaction of making something useful with your 3D printer - priceless!


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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 05:32:54 pm »
Next will be plastic frames. Wonder if it could build plastic foundation from a scan and if it would be financially feasible?
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 06:44:26 pm »
Probably, you would need the bigger printer though.  The small ones only do 6" or so. Around $350.  The larger ones are approx 8 times that... too rich for my blood. 
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 07:56:17 pm »
Yep.  And I also found these...

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:408146

Yeah, but if I had those how would I be able to kick over the frame of bees I leaned up against the side of the hive?
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 09:24:46 pm »
zweef, please do not tell me you are having trouble with SHB? 

let's go into business.......you buy the printer, i buy the plastic............... :D :D :laugh:

plastic frame holder; i have a couple sets of stainless steel ones that look like this:

Stainless Steel Frame Holders

i tend to lose things, but anyway i didn't buy them.  i have a brother that is/was a tinner/welder etc...... showed him what i wanted and he made them for me. pretty cool!  i don't have a picture of them and not going out in 25 d F weather to dig them out and take a pic......... :D
i don't like setting frames against the hive sometimes, like perry said, i either kick them/tip them over. 
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Re: 3D printed small hive beetle trap
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 11:03:51 pm »
Riverbee - no shb here... just thought it would be good to pass on.
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