The hive is 8 feet from the entrance hole to the bottom of the hive and probably 5 feet wide. The bee are cantankerous but calm down with smoke. A lot nicer with smoke. The problem is the smoke is setting off the smoke detectors (inside cut out). What can I use to calm the bees so I can finish this job? I heard you can use liquid smoke. If that is the case what mixture do I use? Will sugar water help.
One other thing I think I found the queen but not on the hive. The bee I caught is pretty big and was having trouble flying. She couldn't get the lift needed to get back in the hive. My question is could this be a drone? Not sure of the size difference from a drone and a Queen. I Clipped the bee and put in the hive will see what tomorrow brings. Was late so we left.
Not so bad only 8 stings Found some pretty cool gloves they cant sting through except in certain area and they find them LOL
Thanks for the info in advance