Metal Roof Bees (video in link)

This video really shows more of the opening process and then the closing up of the structure afterwards.  These bees have been in this space for a few months. The thermal camera was almost useless on the days I was trying to get a reading. The metal roof was hot, even on cloudy days. (I think the bees would have regretted moving in if we had gone through summer!) A fairly simple removal – new enough that I treated the bees as a swarm, and have them re-hived in a new box without any of their comb, since theirs was so soft.

(Background music: Trevor Hall – Hanuman Chalisa)

 

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