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Contain bees in hive for a day???

Posted by Saganknows none (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 11, 13 at 15:01

I have a beehive that setup shop in a 15 gallon overturned plant container. They have been there for about a year and they do not bother me at all, I have lots of fruiting plants so I like them in my yard. The problem is there are a few trees around the hive that need to be heavily trimmed. Would it be safe to block their entrance hole ( there are only two small openings so this would not be hard to do) for a few hours so I can safely trim the tree? I am confident I can safely block the holes and contain them, which I would do in the middle of the night to make sure most of the bees are inside. I just want to make sure this is okay for the hive and won't cause any problems for the bees....

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RE: Contain bees in hive for a day???

Sure, you can use window screen, staple in place, ..bees need to have fresh air.

RE: Contain bees in hive for a day???

I have 2 hives in my yard that I work around all the time. As long as you don't kick their house, they will leave you alone. We just get worried because they carry their switchblade knives with them.

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