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Question for you Bee peeps...

 

I want to set up a nuc box as a swarm catcher.  When I look at all the variations of nuc boxes, and not having had experience with them, I am just guessing which type to get.  Since I'm going to purchase one, I thought I'd ask for everyone's recommendations....what kind have you used and why do/don't you like them?

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Do Not Wait to Honor and Learn from Those Who Have Experience.  Then, in Turn, Pass it To Others Because....

"When an Elder Dies, a Library Burns to the Ground"  (Old African Saying)

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Hi, I lost one of my seven hives to moths. Now what??? 2016 was the first time we ever had bee's, the other hives did well over winter. But now I'm scared the moths will move to the other hives. Any help would be much appreciated please
@rebrascora is correct, wax moth overcomes a weak failing hive, not the cause. Depending on the extent of invasion and quality of the equipment would direct your course of action. If this was old equipment and you really don't need it, discard. If it is new equipment that you can't afford to lose, scrape off and discard all the bad wax, dip in bleach water to clean up the yuck, put the frames in the freezer. This will kill off any remaining wax moth larva. When we are storing any extra frames, they all get a turn through the freezer before being packed away with paramoth crystals.
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Originally Posted by Leahs Mom View Post
 

Question for you Bee peeps...

 

I want to set up a nuc box as a swarm catcher.  When I look at all the variations of nuc boxes, and not having had experience with them, I am just guessing which type to get.  Since I'm going to purchase one, I thought I'd ask for everyone's recommendations....what kind have you used and why do/don't you like them?

 

http://www.naturalbeekeeping.com.au/Bait%20Hives%20for%20Honey%20Bees%20-%20Seeley.pdf

 

http://www.michiganbees.org/2013/catching-spring-swarms/

 

http://www.horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/swarm-trap-free-plans.shtml

 

http://www.horizontalhive.com/honeybee-swarm-trap/bait-hive-how-to-catch.shtml

 

https://honeybeesuite.com/my-design-for-a-bait-hive/


Edited by tmoore8595 - 2/19/17 at 11:35am

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Howdy Beek's and New Bee's.

I'm hoping to get started with bee's this year. I have (or hope I still do) a hive in my back yard in a tree. There was a hive 1/4 mile from my old place 2 years ago. Hoping to set some swarm traps I just built here and at my old neighbor's house to get started. I just ordered frames to go in the traps to just switch into a Langstroth hive or 2 that hope to bee getting soon. Swarm season is still a month or 2 away so I have a little time.

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses, goats and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

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Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses, goats and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

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