Thursday, April 12, 2012

Honey Bee Swarm-Bait Box

We're now trapping bees! Well, we're going to give it a try.

Here's the bait box that Taco built for us. This is a view from the top with the top off.
The hole in the center is 1 1/2" across. The box is 20" across the front, 10" tall, and 9" deep (from front to back).
The brads nailed into the ends hold the hanging comb in place.
We also added a bit of used honeycomb in the corner. Sheepy said if there is already some used honeycomb inside it makes the bees think this is a good place to rest their weary wings.
Sheepy also sent some smelly stuff that's supposed to attract a swarm. The 'wick' is just a few squares of toilet paper rolled up. The plastic bag is stapled to the inside of the box.

Vet2Be screwed the lid back on....
and set it on top of the shed by the gazebo. It's wedged against a tree trunk and has a rock on top so that [hopefully] the wind won't blow it down.
Bating bees is a better hobby than baiting cats and dogs, don't you think?

Yep! We have a neighbor on the next street over that baits dogs and cats on her street onto her property so that she can trap them and call animal control.

Not very nice.

What happened to nice neighbors? Sheesh!


Texan99 said...

OK, now your neighbors are really starting to upset me.

TJ said...

There are quite a few of us who are beginning to think it is just one neighbor who is causing all the trouble.

I heard this quote a few weeks ago, "Don't judge me because I sin differently than you."

I know this woman has violated code and/or laws. But her violations are, in her mind, justified, where the rest of us aren't.

We'll work it out, though. I'm confident that things will work out. We've had lots of support from people coming out of the 'woodwork'.