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To a look today and found way more bees, most of which seem to be hanging around outside. I added a few fresh drops of lemongrass oil on a cotton ball and shoved 'em in the entrance. They don't appear to have shown interest in the swarm box (yet).



 

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Not scout bees. The queen and swarm are inside. Go into the attic, beside the extended window, and tthey should be clustere between the rafters. Take your bee vac with you.
 

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How are they supposed to get into the swarm box??

Just wondering also..........what is holding up the ladder on the left???
 

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looks like the box is plugged up?
 

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That brightly coloured circle is an entrance, with the round white disc used as a "door".
"What is holding up the ladder on the left???"
We here in Tundraland like a little adventure in our lives. The answer................................faith! :lol: :lol:

Don't think they will flip for spending anything on this and I don't want to start rumours that I am a nice guy that does this sort of thing for free. :sad:
 

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Hey Iddee. I know you already offered where you think these bees may be. I may get the go-ahead to get them out. I was asked how much and I threw out $150 for a trap-out.
Do you think for sure they are in the rafters or maybe in the wall? Don't know if she'll go for an inside removal (cut-out) but might be able to go through the roof, just remove three rows of shingles and a couple of boards. The shingles are in hard shape and a patch wouldn't hurt anything. A cut out would be a lot quicker and they can't have built much comb yet.
 

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I just realized there is a dormer there...I would think they are in the top of the bottom floor wall or bottom of 2nd floor wall. On a side note, they look like new shingles are in order anyway...
 

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Hey Iddee:

Thanks again for the call. I wish I had been better prepared to talk with you, you caught me so off gaurd I'm afraid I was at a loss for words (doesn't usually happen) :lol:
I felt like a little kid again after the phone conversation.
I went inside the house with the son and mother and could not hear a darn thing anywhere, in any of the rooms. That area you mentioned is all closed off, no access except through a lath and plaster knee wall.
I went up the ladder and listened with my Perryoscope and could hear them in the wall a bit but when I put my scope on the area marked with a white dot there was an unmistakeable roar. You were bang on the first time, they are up between the rafters in the overhang in the eave. :thumbsup:
I am thinking the easiest way to access this area is to remove the facia board.
Any opinions folks?

 

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If they're not a new swarm and have been there all along, than that location makes the most sense if they're bearding. That section of the roof would get hot in the sun.

If that's a facia board, and not structural, then it seems like the way to go to me. Got a sawsall?

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adam said:
"You know you're an experienced beekeeper when you have a "Perryscope" that's just for listening through walls to find bee nests..."
:lol:

i read that too and wanted to ask about the 'perryscope'......
the fascia, or what there is of a soffit.
 

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I can't tell from the pic how deep the space would be above the facia board. If there is room there, they are there, plus maybe inside the roof at that point. A thermo gun might help there. Want me to send you one?
 
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