October 31, 2014

Catch Swarms Before They Find a Home in a Wall

Photos from some of Geoff MacLean’s recent Honey Bee removal projects. A few examples of why it is good to catch swarms before they find a hole in the wall.

A bee vacuum can be made or purchased; it is very effective, and surprisingly easy on the bees when used correctly

A bee vacuum can be made or purchased; it is very effective, and surprisingly easy on the bees when used correctly

A fireplace bump-out on a Saco home, prepared for the cutout of the colony (approximately 3'x 5')

A fireplace bump-out on a Saco home, prepared for the cutout of the colony (approximately 3'x 5')

A fireplace bump-out on a Saco home, prepared for the cutout of the colony (approximately 3'x 5')

A fireplace bump-out on a Saco home, prepared for the cutout of the colony (approximately 3'x 5')

Two packages of bees from the bee vacuum, ready for transport.

Two packages of bees from the bee vacuum, ready for transport.

Taking care with cuttingout, storing, and handling the comb is a must to make it available for reuniting with the cut-out colony in your own equipment back home.

Taking care with cuttingout, storing, and handling the comb is a must to make it available for reuniting with the cut-out colony in your own equipment back home.

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