Saw on another post about using a feather as a 'brush' to help get the bees off the bars as you're trying to close the hive.
We've got 9 cockerals to put into Camp Frigidaire before November 3rd. They are roughly 5 months old, so they have lovely long tail feathers and long primary flight feathers. While this isn't 'adult' plumage....it's certainly strong enough to withstand use in the apiary. Anyone need a feather or two to make a brush out of?
They're Black Java's - so the feathers are black with a green sheen. I'm thinking of charging for postage and maybe a buck or two for the envelopes....
If interested, please pm me.