Bees – off! | Adventuresinbeeland’s Weblog

A few of my longer-term readers could keep in mind that I had bees in my chimney stack. This had became a difficult downside, with quotes of £4,000+ to take away them and reseal the chimney. It wasn’t even my fault (actually!!) as when the swarm first moved in my very own bees had been based mostly round 4 miles away. The bees simply discovered me.

Effectively, I discovered an answer! I joined a Fb group known as UK Bee Removers. The place I then observed a woman known as Molly from Bees Off based mostly in Cornwall. I am so happy to have discovered somebody native, who might do the entire job for us. She organized all of the scaffolding and rehomed the bees in her personal apiary based mostly in central Cornwall. She then resealed the tiny crack within the chimney stack the place the bees had acquired in, in order that it will not occur once more.

Molly from Bees Off

Molly from Bees Off

Molly from Bees Off

She’s additionally acquired a cracking humorousness and was very affected person with all Tommy’s (many!) questions – “Why do you’ve a ladder?” “What are you doing up there?” “The place are the bees going?”. She confirmed him how he glowed purple together with her warmth sensor, which she makes use of to find out precisely the place the bees are within the chimney. She additionally makes use of a particular honey bee vacuum, placing the sucked up bees again onto their comb (rubber banded into frames in a nuc) half method by means of.

She stated this was a whopper of a colony with combs hanging down round 4 ft, they’d been actually thriving up there! Was a disgrace to kick them out in a method however I did need to use my fireplace once more!

About Emily Scott

I’m a UK beekeeper who has lately moved from London to windswept, moist Cornwall. I first began retaining bees within the Ealing Beekeepers Affiliation’s native apiary in 2008, once I created this weblog as a file for myself of my numerous beekeeping associated disasters and – hopefully! – future successes.

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