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eltalia
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Patrick Thomas"].

Final update on this successful trap-out - 10-19-17

Today I went to take off the trap-out mechanism from a large oak tree. I also took down the shelving that held my hive for this very successful trap-out. But the view inside the tree-cavity which used to hold the honeybee colony is absolutely amazing and gorgeous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMMLWxzHWVg&t=1s

Www.savebeesflorida.com


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That's the ticket Pat, 50, 001 happy customers!

Bill

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you have eMail Pat ;-)
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject:

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Final update on this successful trap-out - 10-19-17

Today I went to take off the trap-out mechanism from a large oak tree. I also took down the shelving that held my hive for this very successful trap-out. But the view inside the tree-cavity which used to hold the honeybee colony is absolutely amazing and gorgeous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMMLWxzHWVg&t=1s

Www.savebeesflorida.com


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eltalia
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject:

Patrick Thomas wrote:
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Short update video for 8-29-17:


Hey thanks for going on to the finish with this one Patrick, it sure shows
the scale of size one can trap with some smart thinking/ingenuity and
the will to walk the talk.
Stay tuned as I will get my input up, just gotta figure a way for video
to be shared. I do not want my stuff on YouToob.
Those others you mention earlier?
Ran into the same problem myself with mouthy types "full of it".
I am sure I know at least one thread you point to, and yes, your work
was treated poorly to say the least. A shame as clearly you are a doer
well ahead of the wannabeez I saw posting.

I'll get tuit in due course, being a tad busy right now with Life and a vibrant
bee Summer starting. Nails + glue + sweat flying everywhere ;-D

http://thumbsnap.com/D9SOapZA


Bill
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject:

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Short update video for 8-29-17:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK9N-ZtW_CM&t=31s
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject:

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Here's a short update video for 8-11-17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wLey7CpcPM


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Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject:

Barbara wrote:
Patrick, we really appreciate you taking the time to document and post your exploits. We can all learn so much from them.
It is inspiring to watch your videos though and pick up little tips from them.

Please keep the videos coming

Regards

Barbara


I will respond in more detail a bit later, but you are too kind.

Thanks so much for suffering my southern accent.
Barbara
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject:

Patrick, we really appreciate you taking the time to document and post your exploits. We can all learn so much from them.
Here in the UK, because of the climate the season is pretty short and there are very limited calls for cut outs or trap outs and usually the odd one you get is really tricky and usually requires scaffolding which can make it prohibitively expensive and if you do go for it, the season is pretty well over before you get them all out and they don't make it. Cut outs are very rare because houses are stone or brick built here, so there is no peeling the siding back to get at them. I've done 4 trap outs so far and only one was successful from the point of the colony surviving. For the time and effort you put into them, it's pretty heart breaking and I'm at the point where I almost wonder if it might not be kinder to just let people exterminate them.

It is inspiring to watch your videos though and pick up little tips from them.

I'm not sure how expensive the Honey Bee Gone is, but I wonder if it would be cheaper for you to use oil of cloves, perhaps diluted in some cooking oil and used in a trigger spray. I find it works very well for repelling bees.

Please keep the videos coming

Regards

Barbara
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject:

eltalia wrote:
..... agreed, excellent clips and a fine example of traditional trapout, well explained.

Pat, I caught the work elsewhere and sent you a PM on TO topics. If you haven't missed the message that's okay... my comments stand Wink

Cheers.

Bill


Bill, I'm not aware of those messages. If I missed them somehow, my apologies.

I do appreciate the kind words. It's really a blast setting these up and watching the process unfold over about a month's period. I'm always learning something new. Smile

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Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject:

mannanin wrote:
Great clips Patrick. I have watched lots of your trap outs and cut outs and you always seem to have everything under control and make it look so easy. I think your forward planning is the secret but then of course you just never know what might might happen with bees. Maybe it's good editing on your part. Just kidding. Thanks for posting.


Mannanin,

Thanks so much for the kind words. It really does help to hear it because other sticklers, either here locally or on other forums, have not been so kind with how I do things.

I always appreciate constructive criticism, but they were flat-out brutal with their claim that my work is sloppy and it will never work. I told them my work is ugly but very effective. Smile
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject:

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I added another super because I think there are still a lot more bees that will emerge over the next several weeks. I would never try this if there were honey stores to speak of. I will be taking this hive down before the fall flow kicks in. The weight would be questionable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzCpYa6tkdM

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eltalia
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject:

..... agreed, excellent clips and a fine example of traditional trapout, well explained.

Pat, I caught the work elsewhere and sent you a PM on TO topics. If you haven't missed the message that's okay... my comments stand ;-)

Cheers.

Bill
mannanin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject:

Great clips Patrick. I have watched lots of your trap outs and cut outs and you always seem to have everything under control and make it look so easy. I think your forward planning is the secret but then of course you just never know what might might happen with bees. Maybe it's good editing on your part. Just kidding. Thanks for posting.
Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject:

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Here's an update video from a few days later - 8-4-17


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8pSywfV8VU


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Patrick Thomas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida

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Here's video footage of an amazingly large oak tree of which I set up a trap-out of honeybees that the customer says have been there several years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnStvpXAEtg


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