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Anyone want to do a trap out. Nr Malvern Worcestershire.

 
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flybry
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:24 am    Post subject: Anyone want to do a trap out. Nr Malvern Worcestershire. Reply with quote

The bees are going in behind a fascia board about 8ft of the ground.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bryan

Afraid I can't offer my services but just wanted to say that if they have only just moved in there in the past couple of weeks, then I have found that trap outs in those situations are not successful and result in the majority of the colony dying of starvation.... it's a very unpleasant thing to be part of. If they can be left for 6-8 weeks before it's done then I think they will have a better chance. I've successfully used it on established colonies but new ones that don't have any honey or nectar stores, suffer unpleasantly.
I currently have one that I've managed to persuade the householder to hold off on until I think there is a decent chance of success. This is their second swarm in 2 years. Mid terraced house. Flat roof each time but the first one was at 2nd storey level whereas this one thankfully is the next level down. Funny how they have gone for the same house but a different part of it!
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