Block bees in?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Jimdo64, May 18, 2012.

  1. Jimdo64

    Jimdo64 New Member

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    Anyone blocked bees in for a day? neighbor is having a graduation party and I don't want bees in everyone soft drinks? Thanks
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    They will be fine. Do it the night before, or before daylight. Be sure they have screened ventilation. Heat is the only thing you need to worry about. If they cannot control the air flow, they will cook in a matter of minutes.
     

  3. Jimdo64

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    thanks! Glad I asked. I was gonna cut some 2x to block the entrances. Bad idea. Ill roll up some screen to width instead.
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    to answer your question.... days and weeks but never months.

    shade cloth or even some black fabric screen helps with the heat as does sprinkling with water.