Bedroom Wall Bee Surprise

Occurred on October 11, 2018 / Noosa, Queensland, Australia

Info from Licensor: "It's early October and already it feels like the middle of summer, the air is heavy and it seems storm season is here. It’s common advice to avoid working with bees when a storm is around as they can get agitated, but once we start a cut-out job we need to work through until we are done, rain, hail or shine. Fortunately, these girls were pretty gentle despite the storm and even more, fortunately, I found the queen in the first few minutes! Once the queen is found and caged I can work a lot faster without the fear of vacuuming her up with the other bees. The bees aren’t harmed by the vacuum, but it’s much better to cage the queen so she can be used to attract all of the forager bees into a catch-box placed at the original hive entry. At Hinterland Bees we do specialize in bee hive removals from homes and buildings on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, Queensland Australia. The only way to successfully remove these hives is to cut a hole into the cladding and physically remove all of the bees, honeycomb, and brood. The bees are not harmed during the process and when the job is complete they are relocated to one of our quarantine apiaries where they can be monitored for disease and temperament for at least 3 months before they are moved to one of our honey production sites."