Honey bee gas flue chimney cutout – Radyr

The first they knew about this honey bee colony was when the honey bees were coming out of the fireplace in the lounge.

In these situations when there is a gas fire it is necessary to have it decommissioned and freed up before we start work which had been done prior to our arrival.

As you can see the honey bees had been using a break in the flaunching and have entrenched themselves between the gas flue liner and the chimney. These are never easy to do especially if the bees have been there for any length of time. The best words we can here in these situations are “you can pull the liner out if you want”.  We were fortunate here as the honey bees had not been in situ for too long and had not built comb too far down the chimney.

On completion we reinstated the liner, the gas flue and the flaunching. Because of the number of bees that had dropped down the chimney and the fact that we knew that there were no entrance points available for honey bees from other colonies to use, we carried out a natural short residual insecticide ULV (ultra low volume) treatment to ensure any laggers wouldn’t make themselves known while everyone was relaxing in the living room.

At the end of the day we had successfully completed another honey bee colony removal from a gas flue chimney, successfully re-homing the honey bees in our apiary.

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If you are looking for more info on removing bees from a chimney check out our article Removing bees in a chimney, for information on bee removal and relocation from roofs you may want to look at our page Honey bees in roof, or if you have bees in a wall our page Honey bees in wall maybe of use, For additional examples on removals of honey bees from other more unusual places check thru our blog page Honey Bee Removal EXPERTS and search for “unusual bee removals”.