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Thread: trap out help

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    lee county, fl, usa

    Default trap out help

    My neighbor 4 houses down has 2 feral colonies, high population, in a rv type vehicle on his property. He's disabled and hasn't used the vehicle in many years. The bees have been there for 6 years. There's 2 colonies and possibly 3. So I looked underneath to see that the entrance they are using is at a seam in the skin (I think that's what it's called, underside is covered). On the other side of the vehicle a few feet away is another entrance and bees flying in and out from the opposite side. I didn't measure the distance from entrance to ground, but it's not much and the tires are flat. Less than 2 feet I suspect.

    He doesn't want to poison the bees and he doesn't want to damage the vehicle. His lawn fellow now wont work the area because he's gotten stung.

    Is there any way I can trap out these bees?

    I did tell him I wil set up a bait box next week, which wont get rid of the bees but only lessen them during swarm season. I think the swarm I caught in a bait box last fall likely came from this trailer.

    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
    March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Rockford, MI

    Default Re: trap out help

    No way should you perform a trapout in this scenario. A cut out is the only option. If you leave the old, stinky, rotting bees, larvae, and combs he will have a much bigger problem.
    The skin can be replaced easily enough and is fairly cheap.


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