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Old 03-08-17, 01:49 PM
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how to move a swarm of bees

just came across this

A swarm of bees set up shop inside a tire see how they are removed

A swarm of bees set up shop inside a tire ? see how they are removed | Komando.com
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Old 03-08-17, 02:37 PM
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I'd like to know more about what he did with the queen... "marked and release box???"
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I once had to remove a small hive from my boat... they were just starting to nest there. My approach was brutal. Involved blasts of water and flying insect spray.

Bees kept returning to the boat though, so eventually I moved the boat... took it out to sea for a couple of days, and that seemed to do the trick.
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cpl yrs ago (maybe 3) had an issue with some yellow jackets around our back patio outdoor light. decided to spray them with something forget what, maybe windex. they didn't like that so they came after me. some were hitting me so hard I could hear their bodies thump against me. I started swatting them away with my hands kind of hysterically. wound up bruising the knuckle on my ring finger. started to swell so I took my wedding band off & put it on the other hand. it took a cpl yrs for that knuckle to go back to normal. at least I didn't get stung. but yeah, bees don't like windex
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We had a pretty good sized nest at the roof peak eave of our home. I lite a cigar and with a trash bag in my hand, I placed it over the nest, broke it off the house and twisted the bag shut while puffing smoke from the cigar. It was all in one sweeping motion and worked perfectly. I don't think I will ever try it again though whew!
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Fascinating!

Yay for the bees that they were moved, not just all killed!
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Fascinating!

Yay for the bees that they were moved, not just all killed!

I got all kind of advice about killing the bees and then removing the hive, but I didn't want to do that. I relocated the nest with the bees inside the garbage bag and within a week, they all adapted to the new location about 200 yds from the house.
Bottom line is that WE NEED THE BEES!
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Great video.

My Dad keeps bees and I've seen him remove them from various places but never a tyre!

It was always great fun helping him, unless I got stung...that wasn't so much fun

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Bee to bee

I wish I was close by I would get them. My hive is empty new and inviting. There might be a hive rescue in your area.
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coincidentally, I listened to this story about trucking bees Cross Country For The California Almond Harvest (pollination)

Bees Travel Cross Country For The California Almond Harvest : NPR
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I remember once in the house we used to live in there were bees going into and out of a hole in a cinderblock wall. I just sealed them in with caulk. Not sure what could have been done without tearing apart the wall though...
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