Colony in Soffits at Ala, Pwllheli, 11 July 2011

Below: View of PVC soffit and bee entrance

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Below: PVC soffit cut away exposing asbestos soffit

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Below: Bee colony

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Below: Bee vacuum ready for action

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Below: Most bees removed; comb exposed

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Below: Comb removed. Residual bees still present before final vacuuming session.

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Below (2 photos): Returned evening to find soffit cavity empty of bees

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Below: Colony housed in a Warré hive in one of the author's apiaries. This is a natural; comb hive. There is a queen excluder placed below the lower box as a precaution in the first 24 hours after hiving to stop the queen absconding. More about Warré hives can be found here.  

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