Trap out or cut out this weekend?

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MarkCase
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Trap out or cut out this weekend?

Post by MarkCase » Thu May 26, 2016 8:33 am

Anyone have a trap out or cut out this weekend? I would love to come along and watch and help. Free labor! Thanks.

Jacobs
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Re: Trap out or cut out this weekend?

Post by Jacobs » Thu May 26, 2016 9:50 am

I am planning to start a trap out Saturday morning. It is a small looking hive in a tree, about 2 feet off the ground in a backyard in the Kirkwood section of Greensboro. If you are interested, let me know and I can pm the address to you when I get home this evening and we can firm up schedules.

MarkCase
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Re: Trap out or cut out this weekend?

Post by MarkCase » Thu May 26, 2016 12:05 pm

Thanks! Sent a PM

MarkCase
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Re: Trap out or cut out this weekend?

Post by MarkCase » Sat May 28, 2016 10:06 am

Thank you Rob, That was very educational

Jacobs
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Re: Trap out or cut out this weekend?

Post by Jacobs » Sun May 29, 2016 12:10 pm

I just checked on the trap out and all is going well. The large areas of caulk have held and the bees have not found a way out other than the cone. I saw 2 bees land on the bait hive and walk into the opening of the cone, but neither went all of the way into the tree. Both turned around and walked back out.

Mark was a big help in getting the cone situated and all holes plugged with the caulk that we had on hand. We bring our different aptitudes to these beekeeping activities and learn from each other.

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