I got a bee removal call yesterday to remove bees from a hood/duct system on the roof of a local McDonald's inside a Wal-Mart store. At first inspection, I failed to locate them, owever, we seem to have found them way down deep inside the ductwork - almost inaccessible. Seems like a cone-trap out might be the ticket, only we are headed into winter and I am afraid I will run out of time before the winter cold arrives. Also, getting the hive off the roof might be problematic. I will definitely have to fabricate a hive that can be lowered by rope or something. The only access is by a three story tall ladder. Any advice? Should I wait for Spring?
Anyone ever done anything like this before?