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Offline LoriMNnice

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how to do I help this person?? pictures
« on: May 10, 2012, 06:40:43 PM »
Bees are by the chimney under the roof about 20ft up, she said they are just on the "outside" because that is where the comb is, but I don't think that is the case I think they are in the soffit maybe and they just built comb on the outside for some reason? She sent me these pictures. Not very good but you can kind of get an idea. She also stated they have been there a couple of years ever since a semi hauling bees on I35 turned over and bees escaped from the semi.



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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 06:55:46 PM »
Are the bees in Minnesota?   And they have been there for years?   Ya, they are in the soffit.   Open it up and remove them. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 06:58:05 PM »
Are the bees in Minnesota?   And they have been there for years?   Ya, they are in the soffit.   Open it up and remove them. 
Yes in MN a couple towns over from me.
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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 08:44:19 PM »
Teach them that bees do NO structural damage, are not aggressive, and will help their flowers and garden grow.
Then tell them it would be wasting $$$ "quote a high price"  to have them taken out. If they still want them out, make yourself a lot of money.

That's how I do about half the calls I get.
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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 11:40:51 PM »
  Hard to see from those pics, but does that house HAVE a boxed soffit? It looks like a flat eave to me with a drip rail.
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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 11:51:09 PM »
 Hard to see from those pics, but does that house HAVE a boxed soffit? It looks like a flat eave to me with a drip rail.
I am going to talk to her tomorrow I will ask. I know it is a log cabin house. Would bees just build comb on the outside of the house like that without being in walls, chimney, attic etc?
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 01:34:55 AM »
Yes they would. At least they would down here.

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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 10:37:00 AM »
Would bees just build comb on the outside of the house like that without being in walls, chimney, attic etc?

Yes they can, but it is not their first choice.   I had one a few years ago that built under the overhang right next to the chimney.  Found out afterward that the homeowner had sprayed insulation the attic the year before, which sealed up any possible entry for the bees.  I'm assuming they got stuck there due to inclement weather and ended up building an open air nest.   It was a huge colony (about 2 feet wide and 3 feet long)  something that would definitely be visible in the photo you provided.   The colony did not survive the winter here in NY,  so I have my doubts an open air colony would survive multiple winter in MN,  especially if it is so small you can't see in in the photos.
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Re: how to do I help this person?? pictures
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 09:37:37 PM »
 :shock: didnt you get stung?!

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 10:27:17 PM »
If memory serves I believe I took a couple to the hand. I regularly do cutouts unsuited, that blue towel is just is my sweat rag. I've since quit wearing black and will often be kilted when doing cutouts.
Move slow and carefully and they don't get as riled as you might think, besides I always check their temperature before I start, if in doubt I suit up.
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