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Urgent: help with trap out needed near Truro

 
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biobee
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Urgent: help with trap out needed near Truro Reply with quote

If you are near Truro, Cornwall and could help divert bees from an impending building project, and possibly trap them, please contact me ASAP via PM.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some people in that direction will contact them and if any able to help will pm contact details.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil,

Val Grainger whom I think you may know has information on local swarm collectors if you can send some more information.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bees are nesting under a flat roof, close to where some windows will be replaced next week.

The most urgent job is to deflect/redirect them so their entrance is as far as possible away from where the window fitter will be working. After that, a trapout will be needed. A cutout is not an option by the sound of it.

The house owner is will to pay a reasonable fee to ensure the bees are not destroyed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did pm you. It sounds as if fitting a pipe to the entrance, blocking some holes and allowing some time for the bees to find their new entrance would be the way to go. How high is the flat roof? Single story? Is there scaffolding to reach the colony if higher?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bridget, PM doesn't seem to be working, so please use the contact link on the menu.

It is a single storey roof, so access should be easy. I will give you the owner's number so you can discuss details.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sent you my email address and phone no on the feedback form. The "contact" link on this page did not work. Hopefully we may be able to go tomorrow afternoon to see what we can manage?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bridget.
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