Re: Freeman Beetle Trap
- I emailed Mr. Freeman about the lime and he was wanting to know if he could get the name and phone number of the breeder that uses lime. Here is his response:
Good suggestion. I have heard that lime will absorb moisture and crust over but that may not be true. Or it may take it a while. I'll run some trials and see how it works. It would be great to get something for the commercial beekeepers.
Any way to get the name and phone number of the queen breeder?
--- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, Mike S <mws1112004@...> wrote:
> >>> ... Freeman bottom board trap .... uses a good bit of oil (in the trap's tray) ....
> I might suggest using pickling lime which can be found in grocery stores. A queen raising operation uses that with reportedly excellent results. And, you don't have to worry about freezing.
> Mike in LA
From: mdudley@... <mdudley@...>
>>> I emailed Mr. Freeman about the lime and he was wanting to know if hecould get the name and phone number of the breeder that uses lime.
I will try to forward the request to the queen producer. I'm not sure that I have an e-mail address for him. When talking to him he made no mention of the lime absorbing moisture and crusting over. And, it may be that he empties the trap every couple of weeks and thus renews the lime before it has a chance to crust over. I will leave it up to him as to whether he contacts Mr. Freeman.
Mike in LA