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montauk170
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« on: May 24, 2011, 12:56:40 AM »

Hey guys,

I know some of you remove not just honey bees but other bees/wasps as well.
What do you do in a bumble bee removal? If the owner wants them gone, is killing them the only option?
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 11:27:18 PM »

If they are the ground type, I have removed them with a shovel and put them into a 5 gal pucket, they were under a small playhouse deck.  Relocating may be a problem, if you have to dig them out as you will destroy their hole.   I have seen bumble bee boxes and observation boxes that are used in greenhouses and for education.  You could put the nest into one of those and place in your yard.
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