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Hi all

I have been informed that there are bees in the wall of my daughters school.

Apparently they have been there years. :)

I'm going to approach the school about doing a trapout, anyone got any tips?

Also once there all out does the queen come out or just die.

How long dose it take 4-6 weeks ?

Thanks.

Here is a picture. There in the right hand side of the block with the griffin on it about 20 feet up.
 
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My tip is to leave them there unless they are causing any bother.:cheers2:
Why do you feel they have to be removed?
 

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it appears to be a 9"solid brick wall with stretchers and bonded header bricks,

I have seen them in modern cavity walls but never modern solid brick walls, so they may be under the roof rather than in the wall
 

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it appears to be a 9"solid brick wall with stretchers and bonded header bricks,

I have seen them in modern cavity walls
Just been asked to "take a look" at a "swarm" going in and out through an airbrick in the wall. Assuming of course that it is a swarm and of honey bees, what's the procedure (apart from knowing how long they've been there....weather looks ***** til Friday!)?
 

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My tip is to leave them there unless they are causing any bother.:cheers2:
Why do you feel they have to be removed?
I agree with Veg. If they've been there for years, why not leave them alone?
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Well I thought, if they have been there for years they may have adapted very well to varroa.

I know some of the parents have complained.

Oh and does any one know what happens to the queen when trapping out ?
 

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Trapout? Trapping?

Only an idiot would try and get those bees 20 ft up in a school building and with lots of school kids about who could get stung.
 

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Well I thought, if they have been there for years they may have adapted very well to varroa.

That is if they have been constantly watched for years,and have never died out and new swarms taken up residence.....which is what usually happens
 

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