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« on: January 30, 2012, 05:54:11 PM »

It has been warm and dry here in the San Francisco bay area. Getting some calls about bees already.
This one I'm going to tackle next weekend, in the second flue of the chimney. About three feet down from the top.
This one is going to take some innovation to get out. I'm thinking of pulling it out in one shot after cutting all four sides,
applying hooks below to prevent it from dropping.

Anyone have a better way?


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 06:23:01 PM »

Certainly no suggestions here...  but I was just wondering...  how far down the comb might be..  let us know...  I used to clean chimneys..  that one obviously hasn't been used for fire in some time, but when you start the removal, best put something in the firebox to catch the "mess"...  good luck!!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 03:32:43 PM »

No ideas to offer Jack, but I'm very curious to know how you pull it off, keep us updated.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 04:14:07 PM »

Will definitely post when I'm done. Hopefully things will go as planned. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 04:24:36 PM »

Thinking this will be quite a challenge.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »

If the chimney is not in use and the owners aren't in a hurry, perhaps you could block off the chimney top and bottom and do a trap out? Then clean out the comb once the bees are gone?
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If you can keep your head when all about you are loosing theirs, you probably don't fully understand the situation!
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 10:40:21 AM »

If the chimney is not in use and the owners aren't in a hurry, perhaps you could block off the chimney top and bottom and do a trap out? Then clean out the comb once the bees are gone?


This sounds like the way to go here.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 10:34:54 PM »

Definitely go a trap out! there's no way of knowing how far down that comb goes and cutting the sides and pulling it out wont work - you'll end up with a huge mess!
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 02:35:42 AM »

If you do the trap out, once the bees take to the trap box you could speed the process by sending some smoke up the chimney Wink
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