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Bait hives

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:06 pm
by GregV
I figure why not share how people implement bait hive ideas.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Have these 40 liter generic nuc hives used for everything (trapping, nucs, swarm containers).
Also both of my hex-log hives have been deployed.

I am ready to learn from any suggestions/critique regarding my setups.
Every little helps. I really need to score some free bees this season!

Post your own rigs/setups (especially those that score swarms!).

Re: Bait hives

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:07 pm
by GregV
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Re: Bait hives

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:04 am
by GregV
Cardboard traps.

Re: Bait hives

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:08 am
by GregV
Top bars (Northern Edition).

Re: Bait hives

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:50 pm
by GregV
If I recall, Jeff was wondering how these "sticks and staples" work to guide the combs.
So I now have a good evidence of how well the "sticks and staple" guides work.
No need to over-engineer these things because bees don't care about professional-grade human wood work.
Pick a up stick; staple it; done.

Pictured are
1)top bar "northern style" with picture perfect comb (this is one of those blank TBs posted just above with a "stick and staples")
and
2)two pictures of a triangular filler that bees used as intended and followed the "stick and staple" guide; you can tell how I stapled the sticks too closely; they used one correctly; then used it as a guide for the second, smaller comb; this was my bad - stapled too closely.

Re: Bait hives

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:21 am
by Nordak
Thanks Greg. Seems like a cheap and easy solution. Great pics.