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  1. #1
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    Default Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    Wish me luck! Tomorrow I'm attempting my very first cutout. Bees in the ceiling of a room - should be simple enough - remove the drywall and remove the bees.

    I know it's late in the year to do a cutout, but if I don't get these bees, they will be sprayed. Besides, I am getting paid for this job.

    Just ended up setting up aother cutout this coming weekend. People nearby claim bees moved in over the weekend and they want rid of them. I've agreed to do it - again - if I don't they will get sprayed. I'm giving the homeowner a suit so he can do the "destruction" to get to the bees, my job is to cut them out once the colony is located. Being a new swarm - they shouldn't have very much comb to cut out.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    If nothing else you may have some honey to crush and strain.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    Good Luck too!!!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    I just did my first cut out this past Saturday. I hope yours goes as well as mine did. If you was not hooked already you will be after this... Good Luck.

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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    If it's a two story home, you may find it easier to remove the floor above the bees if it is a carpeted floor.
    The repairs are sooo much easier and less costly.
    TAKE PICS!

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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    Yesterday afternoon I went to do the cutout. Had my beevac ready to go and got my equipment up to the room. A drywall ceiling that in one place was paper thin - I thought because of honey dripping. So, I was all prepared and made a cut into the paperthin drywall.

    As soon as I made the cut, bees started pouring out and I immediately knew something wasn't right. Wait a minute - these aren't honeybees, they are yellowjackets! I quickly put masking tape over the hole and took care of the yellowjackets now flying around the room. I figured since I was this far - I might as well "finish the job" for these people - after all they were paying me to get rid of "honeybees".

    So I removed the masking tape until they started coming out again and let my beevac suck them up. (I did learn there is too much suction on my beevac to safely capture bees though, so I'll have to do some modifications.) At any rate, got the bees sucked out and got their nest removed. Here there was a gap between the drywall and insulation, and they made a nest. Ended up removing an area of 1 1/2' X 2 1/2' of drywall to get everything. Once the nest was out, I sprayed some raid and some dawn dish soap to kill any stranglers and got the room cleaned up.

    The people happily paid me for my extermination service. So, that was my "cut out" attempt!!!!!

    I still can't figure it out though. When I checked it out several weeks ago, they certainly looked like honeybees flying. And I thought the dead ones on the deck under the entrane looked like honeybees too. The owner said, "Don't be embarassed, the other bee man I had here said they were honeybees too. He was going to take them out, but never came back."

    Now, I know for the FACT that the cutout this weekend is certainly honeybees!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Cut out tomorrow and now another one this coming weekend.

    No pics then, huh? lol

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