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How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« on: March 15, 2017, 10:32:16 PM »
What would you recommend to remove a one year old colony from a two story high, double brick wall without removing the wall?

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 11:12:38 PM »
Thanks for the replies . I know you can't see it in the picture but I already have a screen Funnel coming off the house.  The problem I having is, the wall is cracked in many places and somehow they're getting back in the house now. How long does this method usually take?

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 11:51:31 PM »
Patch up other cracks with caulk and or mortar.  So theres only one entrance and exit.

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 12:41:16 AM »
Once you have it so no bees are getting back in, it will bee 3 to 4 weeks. By the second week, the SHB will start sliming the hive.
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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 08:12:33 AM »
That is a tough one.
What I would try first is to construct a smoldering fire in the fireplace and use a shop vac to suck the smoke from the chimney and pump it into that entrance.  If it doesn't cause them to abscond it might show you where other entrances are.  Unfortunately there might be hundreds.  Is the building wood framed or masonry?
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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
It's all masonry, the fireplace is bo longer in service and they have electric one inside of the old . The foundation on this home is old and there is cracks everywhere. A beekeeper tried to get them out last year with no success , now I'm trying or they'll kill them.

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 03:52:12 PM »
It's all masonry, the fireplace is bo longer in service and they have electric one inside of the old . The foundation on this home is old and there is cracks everywhere. A beekeeper tried to get them out last year with no success , now I'm trying or they'll kill them.

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
 No it is not a paying job!! Just trying to help out I will not remove any bricks I was just trying to funnel them out with screen.  I was trying to save these little guys.  They want them out Dead or alive alive

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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 10:04:53 AM »
It's all masonry, the fireplace is bo longer in service and they have electric one inside of the old .

You can create the same smoke generator with a gas or charcoal grill.  You need a lot of smoke and it needs to be pumped in under pressure.  It wouldn't hurt to have help plugging up all the holes that appear.  If you can't succeed in plugging up all the holes a trap out will not work.  The real issue is if you can't plug up all the points of entry swarms will be a reoccurring event.  This is what is hard to get people that don't know bees to understand.
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Re: How to remove bees out of a double brick wall ...?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 10:45:33 PM »
I went check on the process of my trap out today and 20 ft away, there was a swarm on a bush right above the ground. The brick wall was covered with hundreds of drones. Bees are definitely coming out and not getting back in the house. Pic of my little helper!!

 

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