Honey bee exclusion
For bees that are more difficult to move and that have been in situ for anything up to 3 weeks it may be possible to carry out a form of honeybee exclusion.
When using this exclusion method it’s very important that we know the arrival date, and that we are able to confirm this date using an endoscope camera to ensure that the bees have not been there for longer, possibly having just swarmed & then returned on the same day, or reoccupying a nest built by a previous unsuccessful colony.
Honey bee exclusion does not work as well as it may if honey bees have been in a cavity for longer, even deterring for as little as a couple of weeks may be detrimental to the overall success dependent on the colony and the environment.
The location of the bee entrance will also have an influence on the viability of this as a suitable method for removing the bees. If the bees are located in a wall cavity or chimney then there is a greater likelihood of success than if they are entering a dormer roof void.
Other options to that of bee exclusion for the removal of a honey bees nest from a wall cavity, roof or chimney are that of a cut-out or a trap-out. We tend not use a trap out that often these days for reasons explained on our honey bee trap-out page. Far more usually we use a method referred to as a honey bee cut-out.
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If you are looking for information on removing bees from a chimney check out our article ‘Honey bees in chimney‘, or if you repeatedly have bee swarms take up home in your chimney you may want to look at our page ‘Why honey bees like chimneys‘ & ‘Everything you need to consider when removing bees in a chimney‘ which is a fairly extensive overview.
For examples on removals of honey bees from these and other more unusual places check thru our blog page Honey Bee Removal EXPERTS and investigate out Tag cloud too.
Don’t forget a general overview on honey bee removals which can be found at ‘Live honey bee removal‘.