Note on storing traps

These things are in good shape. They must be moved.

These things are in good shape. They must be moved.

Don’t store traps all winter in a location as pictured in the previous post.  The traps were all lined up on the concrete floor with big cracks in it.  Termites were in several of the boxes after only being there for 2 weeks.  I didn’t spray anything because I want bees in those boxes next Spring. They weren’t established and didn’t damage anything, but they were in there snooping around.

Stored in the granary.

Stored in the granary.

Below are some pictures of lumber left in the chicken coup on our new farm.  The concrete floor has cracks in it and termites came up through the floor.  You can see the results.  Once the  traps are cleaned up they are put in a second story of the granary.  They will freeze this winter and most of the straggling critters will be eliminated.

Soon we will have to start thinking about Equipment Storage…….

Here are some pictures….


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6 Responses to Note on storing traps

  1. Bill says:

    What are those entrance plates on the hives called with the various openings and where do you get them?

    • Jason says:

      I get them from Walter Kelley. I order them over the phone. If ordering by phone ask for #279-disc in the hive accessories section. Cannot remember where I found that out, but that’s where they come from. I like them.

      • Bill says:

        I think I’m going to try to convince my local supply store to sell them. I looked them up at Kelley Bees and shipping to Oregon more than doubles the price.

        • Jason says:

          I like them, but if you can’t get them cheap enough I recommend using a canning lid. I have them on a couple of my traps. There are directions on how to use them in the Swarm Trap Directions.

          I do a lot of canning so I am always looking for ways to use canning lids instead of throwing them away.

  2. Jeff says:

    Wow! Love all that reclaimed lumber!

    • Jason says:

      I have a bunch more now. I need to be careful storing it…. Now that I have been buying lumber I see the value of having it around.

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