Removal of colony from a chimney in Minfordd
Above: access to site of the colony
Above left: disused bedroom chimney flue vent papered over. The
paper and vent grille were removed to allow access for a smoker nozzle.
Above right: the flue is concreted over with an air brick inserted in the concrete. Bees were entering via the air brick.
Above left: concrete capping of disused flue seen from above.
Above right: air brick embedded in concrete capping.
The owner puffed smoke into the flue while a bee vac was used to trap the bees leaving the flue via air brick. This took about an hour to get most of the bees.
Above: temporary insect-proof mesh siliconed over the air brick.
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