Swarm extraction (door frame)

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by JoeB, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. JoeB

    JoeB New Member

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    If there is a hive behind siding by a door frame, the only way to extract them is to rip off the siding and get them and the queen into a box, right?
     
  2. roadkillbobb

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    if all you have is a small hole or crack the bees are using to come and go, then yes you need to open up the wall..it would be best to capture the queen, after removal of all the bees you can get , put back wall and seal all cracks and holes..
     

  3. JoeB

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    Thank you roadkillbobb!
     
  4. ccjersey

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    A bunch of bees that is in a wall is no longer a swarm and will behave a lot differently!

    Look up 628DirtRooster channel on Youtube. He does a lot of cutouts and shows how to frame up the combs etc.
     
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    If the prospect of ripping into the siding doesn't appeal to you, you can trap them out. Works best if they just set up housekeeping recently and haven't had time to build lots of comb and fill it with brood and stores.