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    Oops - all my good intentions ... No, Drumgerry - I withdrew from the CSI project and returned the Fairweather trap. (I've built many in my head though.) If you can figure one out, please let me know.
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    Will do Kitta. Strangely there seems to be a scarcity of decent instructions on the web. If anyone has decent pics of an OAC trap or the like I'd be most grateful

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    Ok so the OAC trap dpesn't look like a difficult build if I can find the right sized mesh. I will report back....

    Plans for it are here......http://www.ontariobee.com/sites/onta...nstruction.pdf

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    Do tell us (me anyway!) if you decide to do a production run. But yes, it doesn't look too difficult. I might even give it a try myself.

    Or maybe the Sundance trap? That's the one I've used and it was great.

    https://www.kelleybees.com/product-i...len%20Trap.pdf
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    Would you put pollen sub on the hive with these on given pollen drives brood growth? Or is a few days no big deal?

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    Collection is only done for a couple of days at a time Paul so not much/no impact on colony development if done at the right time of year ie when thereís an abundant pollen supply. Plus itís said that 1/3 of the pollen gets through the trap and into the hive anyway.

    Not much chance of a production run Gavin Iím afraid what with the guitar building and other such nonsense! Sundance trap looks good - similar sort of idea to the OAC I think. Mesh in the right sizes seems to be readily available on eBay but itís not cheap. Building these will not be inexpensive!


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    Unfortunately not a plan but these were Dave Cushmans thoughts on the subject.

    https://poly-hive.co.uk/recourses/be...llen-trapping/

    Using duckduckgo instead of google can be valuable. As in: http://beesource.com/build-it-yourse...-bee-colonies/ and further possibilities: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=pollen+tra...v75-6_u&ia=web

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    Dave's thoughts on anything always worthy of note PH. Shame that part of his site never got fully built.

    Fortunately I remembered Donald Sims book has a decent illustration of the OAC pollen trap so I'm good to go. No hurry to build it though as it'll be a while before I need it. Currently -2 here and although we have an inch or two of snow on the ground it's nothing like those of you further south and west.

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    Yes and it's sad that his site is being slowly changed.

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