Minfordd (July 2014)

The following job included sweeping the chimney from the top.

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Below: bee free cowls covered with bags while the bee flue cowl is removed

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Below: when the cowl was removed, a comb fell to a slate restriction. This colony was broodless.

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Below left: slate constriction below pot was chipped away to eliminate the constriction. Below right: sweeping

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Below left: insect proofing the disused (left) cowl.       Below right: elephant's foot cowl replaced with a stainless steel cowl to allow the chimney to be used.

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Below: inspection of and sweeping the second chimney which had bees at it, but no evidence of a nest.

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