I had removed bees form this shed 2 years & one month ago. That colony was underneath the floor on the right side.This colony was on the front of the shed right by the front door under the plywood floor.
This colony was more established with more numbers but the bees were very gentle requiring zero smoke to deal with.
The queen was a stubborn one to say the least, even more stubborn than the floor was to open.
The floor was screwed down, but several screws were countersunk whereby you couldn’t tell they were even there.
With perseverance I was able to do what needed to be done.
It was in the 90’s F when I began the job late Friday evening. Because the bees were underneath two different adjacent floor sections I ran out of time the first evening to pull all comb out.
I began Part 2, day 2 the following day, Saturday at 6:40 am. The queen was super stubborn & forced me to leave the box on site until Sunday night.
I went by Saturday evening to check the box to see if she had moved in & lo & behold she had, fantastic!
I am a beekeeper & live bee removal specialist located within 10 miles of New Orleans, Louisiana.
We have mild winters & bees thrive here & keep me busy approximately 10.5 months of the year.
I will go just about anywhere to deal with bees but home base is southeast, Louisiana.
The bee vac I helped test & design & highly recommend is the Colorado Bee Vac.
HoneybGone is my preferred bee repellent manufactured by Blythewood Bee Company who also manufactures Swarm Commander, honey bee lure.
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