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Offline OzBuzz

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Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« on: January 04, 2011, 08:02:02 PM »
G'day Guys and Girls,

Just wondering if anyone knows of any suppliers of Bee Quick/Bee Go or its equivalent here in Australia? I've got a hive in a tree that i'm working on doing a trapout on at the moment. The tree lopper wants it gone ASAP! so i have to expedite things a little... I was thinking a few drops of product in the base of the tree (there was an entrance in the bottom) and they will, hopefully, move up in to the box that i have placed on top

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 08:04:36 PM »
Stink ain't going to get the queen or the young out of the hive.    If he wants it going asap, let him cut it and you do the cut out.

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 08:14:24 PM »
I want to get the majority of the bees out and then i can figure out the rest from there - i'm hoping (maybe wishful thinking) that the Queen has moved in to the box that i put on top

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 08:21:27 PM »
Is she laying eggs in there?   Remember, bees store honey over the eggs.  Eggs will be on the bottom of the hive.

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 08:30:32 PM »
I haven't been back to inspect yet to see where things are at...

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 09:41:33 PM »
Bee Go is Butyric acid.
Best I can tell from the smell and similar reaction of the bees, Bee Quick is Benzaldehyde.  Both should be available from a chemical place.

Bee Go smells like vomit.
Bee Quick smells like almond extract.
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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 10:23:34 PM »
Hey OzBuzz, if you can onto some Bee Quick or Bee Go let me know as I am keen to buy some.

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 06:27:37 AM »
If you go back through very old journals or old bee reference books you will find the formulas, in imperial but they are easy enough to convert to metric. I had an old friend that use to make up some amazing concoctions for bees and associated issues. Just about all the stuff he mixed either came from the stock & grain, grocer and or chemical shops.

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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 10:20:18 AM »
I want to get the majority of the bees out and then i can figure out the rest from there - i'm hoping (maybe wishful thinking) that the Queen has moved in to the box that i put on top

Don't get your hopes too high, I assure you will be disappointed in both your desires.   Get your plan B ready now, you will need it.
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Re: Chemical clearing for hive removal from tree - suppliers?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 08:55:42 PM »
I want to get the majority of the bees out and then i can figure out the rest from there - i'm hoping (maybe wishful thinking) that the Queen has moved in to the box that i put on top

Don't get your hopes too high, I assure you will be disappointed in both your desires.   Get your plan B ready now, you will need it.

Hahhah thanks Robo! so what's my plan B :)

Seriously though i know the only way i'm going to get them out is to cut the side of the tree open