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Offline mgmoore7

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After the Removal
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:36:37 PM »
What do you recommend that people do to deal with the mess/smell/honey/etc after the removal is complete.  

I would think that the remaining bees will probably clean up the dripped honey and eventually leave or die.  Then what?

I have heard to wash with bleach.  
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 05:48:10 PM by mgmoore7 »

Offline G3farms

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Re: After the Trapout?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 05:44:49 PM »
For a trap out, after all of the bees and the queen have absconed from the hive (at least 5 to 6 weeks) take the screen cone off and let them rob the honey out of the old hive. This should take about a week for them to clean it out. Then seal the entrance up with silicon caulk. Game over. The only thing left in the old hive will be the empty combs.

Now for a cut out, remove all of the comb and scrape it clean best as you can. I like to use fiberglass insulation to fill the void, replace the building materials (sheet rock, siding, paneling, etc.) and then seal with silicon caulk.

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