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  1. #1
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    Default How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Hello all,
    I have a little, maybe big, problem in one of my hives here. I just replaced the screened bottom board with a solid bottom board, and in the process I noticed a hole chewed in the (plastic) screen and mouse droppings on the floor. Hmm, I thought, because I had an entrance reducer, but obviously that didn't keep the mouse out. There were no nesting materials on the floor of the hive, so I figured it just came for a visit. Well, I came back to this;

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    Obviously not just a visit, and I'm sure the mouse is setting up residence there. I would close of the hole, but I don't want to shut it in there. What should I do? Put poison outside the hive? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Peanut butter mouse trap, works every time! Good luck

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    simple...open up the top and stuff in a cat.....

    deknow

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by deknow View Post
    simple...open up the top and stuff in a cat.....

    deknow
    yep

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by deknow View Post
    simple...open up the top and stuff in a cat.....

    deknow
    How do I get the cat out of my hive now.?

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    How do I get the cat out of my hive now.?
    Close up the entrances till it smothers or chokes on the mouse and toss the dead carcasses out.

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Ben: As in most all things beekeeping, the hive tool is an effective weapon in the never ending battle against mice. Work out the details on your own and think of it as a sort of "right of passage" on your journey to becoming a full fledged beekeeper. If you succeed a notch on your hive tool would be appropriate.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    How do I get the cat out of my hive now.?
    Drop in a dog.

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    Default Re: How do I get a mouse out of my hive?

    I was waiting for "Drop in a Chinese restaurant owner". Dog works also then "Drop in a Chinese restaurant owner"

    I pre-apoligize to any Chinese restaurant owning Beek's.

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