Grange members Larry Dunn and John Poirrier began the bee removal operation at 4 PM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
We used a hand held video probe to locate the hive above basement ceiling, then cut an opening into the ceiling and peeled down the insulation.
There were lots of bees and 12 naturally formed honey combs.
Attachment points give an indication of the arrangement and number of combs. After chinking the entry crack, bees were unable to re-enter the structure. The capture box was loaded with parts of the removed combs and other brooding material to attract the bees that were foraging while we removed the hive. We were done by 8 PM.