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Bee Tree, how to make bees go away

Old 06-02-2019, 02:11 PM
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Part of my Hurricane Michael clean up work I had some areas with mangled trees cleared out. One of the trees is full of bees. When it came down the bees swarmed out in what look like the 1000's. Had to use the exhaust heat from the excavator to keep them off the machine until it could move out. The tree is laying on the ground but the bees are still hanging out. I can see the opening with bees around the outside.
The tree isn't near the house or anything but I need them gone so I can finish working the area. I would rather not burn them out. Is there anything or anyway to force them to move out on their own. (play Neil Diamond music all night or put up a picture of AOC in front of the tree LOL!) I called some of the local bee folks around here but they are all too busy to mess with it.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:17 PM
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Find a Bee Keeper to catch the queen. Please dont kill the hive.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:22 PM
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I have called several with no one wanting to mess with it. Not sure how deep in the tree the queen is or how they would get to her. How long does the hive live/last?
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:39 PM
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:52 PM
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Part of my Hurricane Michael clean up work I had some areas with mangled trees cleared out. One of the trees is full of bees. When it came down the bees swarmed out in what look like the 1000's. Had to use the exhaust heat from the excavator to keep them off the machine until it could move out. The tree is laying on the ground but the bees are still hanging out. I can see the opening with bees around the outside.
The tree isn't near the house or anything but I need them gone so I can finish working the area. I would rather not burn them out. Is there anything or anyway to force them to move out on their own. (play Neil Diamond music all night or put up a picture of AOC in front of the tree LOL!) I called some of the local bee folks around here but they are all too busy to mess with it.
burn it
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:03 PM
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build a small fire in a metal bucket and get some smoke going from it.
dry but rotten wood smolders'
set it where the smoke will go in the direction on the hole.
may have to keep doing that,but they will leave from what I understand they think there home is on fire so they fill up on honey and leave in mass.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:27 PM
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You need pure almond extract oil, wait till dark when they are docile and pour on the hive. they will leave with no harm
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:22 AM
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A friend of mine is a state apiary inspector. He recommends calling some of the people on this list.
I'll be surprised if there any beekeepers in your area who don't want a free hive.
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Do you have any place to drag the tree and wait for them to move?
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:37 AM
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You have to get the queen out but with it inside the tree it would nearly impossible.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:21 AM
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We recently noticed honey bees going into the Jacuzzi. It was right under the lip so called a few of the local bee guys. It cost $180 but he came in and removed it, the dude didn't even wear a suit. 3 large combs and its gone but I had to seal the panels up because another hive would be built.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:13 AM
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With the tree on the ground now the workers/drones may be getting the queen ready to fly which takes a week or two. They alter her diet to slim her down. If so the hive will leave with her.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:40 AM
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We recently noticed honey bees going into the Jacuzzi. It was right under the lip so called a few of the local bee guys. It cost $180 but he came in and removed it, the dude didn't even wear a suit. 3 large combs and its gone but I had to seal the panels up because another hive would be built.
They charged you? Thats BS, they got a free hive and are most likely monetizing it. I've called them before when there was a swarm in my yard and people were climbing over each other to get it.
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They charged you? Thats BS, they got a free hive and are most likely monetizing it. I've called them before when there was a swarm in my yard and people were climbing over each other to get it.
When a swarm leaves the hive and gets in a tree that is true. When they are inside something like a Jacuzzi or the walls of a house it is different. Also depends on travel time.
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They charged you? Thats BS, they got a free hive and are most likely monetizing it. I've called them before when there was a swarm in my yard and people were climbing over each other to get it.
not always as easy as just a grab it and go like a swarm. and if you remove them and dont get the queen or she gets injured in the process, he now spent his time and money for nothing!
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They charged you? Thats BS, they got a free hive and are most likely monetizing it. I've called them before when there was a swarm in my yard and people were climbing over each other to get it.
How dare two parties agree on a service, and then there is a charge!!!! Oh, the horror.
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Throw gas on it and light it on fire
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