Bee Removal

Grange members Larry Dunn  and John Poirrier began the bee removal operation at 4 PM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Used hand held probe (1024x683)Bees in Joist space (1024x683)

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.

Lots of bees and combs (1024x683)Close up (1024x683)

There were lots of bees and 12 naturally formed honey combs.

After removal (1024x683)Bees un able to re enter (1024x683)

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.

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