Re: Bees in rug
- Yeah, that's what I meant. Get them during the day, then return in
the evening after dark and haul them to their new home.
It turns out that they weren't honey bees. They looked much like half-
sized yellow jackets. They covered the entrance will a wall of
stranded-type wood fibers. The diameter of the entrance was smaller
than a pencil. This is the closest thing that I could find, but this
is a fly:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Browder" <davidbrowder@...>
>then leave the hive there till it's dark. They'll figure things out
> Don't know bout doing it in the evening. I'd do it at mid-morning,
> ----- Original Message -----that is
> From: David O
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 6:21 PM
> Subject: [Beekeeping] Bees in rug
> I just got a call from a woman who has bees inside a 6'x9' rug
> loosely folded on her back porch. She says that they have beenthere
> for at least two weeks, perhaps three.harder
> I'd like to get them, of course. How would you do it? It must be
> than a swarm, but easier than taking apart a wall, right? Whatwould
> you charge?stores
> I figure I'll need a new hive body with empty frames.
> 1. Inspect to make sure they are honey bees!
> 2. Get the equipment out. Smoke liberally.
> 3. Slowly unfold the carpet, trying not to destroy the comb.
> 4. Wire or tie in as much of the existing comb with brood and
> that I can into the empty frames.
> 5. Make sure I get the queen.
> 6. Wait until evening when they are all at home and settled in.
> 7. Haul them off to their new home.
> Did I miss anything?