Colony in Soffits at Ala, Pwllheli, 11 July 2011
Below: View of PVC soffit and bee entrance
Below: PVC soffit cut away exposing asbestos soffit
Below: Bee colony
Below: Bee vacuum ready for action
Below: Most bees removed; comb exposed
Below: Comb removed. Residual bees still present before final vacuuming session.
Below (2 photos): Returned evening to find soffit cavity empty of bees
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.
David Heaf's bee removals index