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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Get in touch with the local beekeeper's club. They wil usually come and take the hive out for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300UGUY View Post
    Get in touch with the local beekeeper's club. They wil usually come and take the hive out for free.
    Wouldn't that be true only for honey bees? I'm not sure that's what they are.

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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Beesource.com has a trapout section you might find someone to get them.

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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Could you tarp off the front and use an insect fogger?

    MarkV

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    I have heard of guys using a large shop vac. May need to do it a couple times and pull apart pile to get queen.


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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Are they being a nuisance? Is this building close to the house or an area where you might get stung? Why not just let them be?

    Bees are inactive in the cold winter months. When you are out there collecting fire wood, they will be dormant and sluggish and unable to do any harm, you could take the nest apart then.

    I know it's human nature to want to control everything 100% of the time, but if they really aren't hurting anything, why mess with it?
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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Just pick away at the pile a few bits at a time over a week or two and until you uncover the hive (use a long rake or do it when it is cold). Keep picking away and they'll eventually decide it's a crummy place to live and move on. Done this a couple of times.
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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjw357 View Post
    Are they being a nuisance? Is this building close to the house or an area where you might get stung? Why not just let them be?

    Bees are inactive in the cold winter months. When you are out there collecting fire wood, they will be dormant and sluggish and unable to do any harm, you could take the nest apart then.

    I know it's human nature to want to control everything 100% of the time, but if they really aren't hurting anything, why mess with it?
    They close to the back door of my house and in the lawn where I need to mow, so I don't think I can leave them be. I've found that bees don't like lawnmowers (especially when you run the lawnmower over the hive in the ground -- which is another story)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
    Could you tarp off the front and use an insect fogger?

    MarkV
    You know, that might be the simplest solution. I'm not fond of using poisons, nor am I fond of leaving a poisonous residue on the logs I will burn, but I might be able to get by with a small amount. It shouldn't take much fog in such a small enclosed area.

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    Default Re: Bees in covered split wood stack.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyj View Post
    Just pick away at the pile a few bits at a time over a week or two and until you uncover the hive (use a long rake or do it when it is cold). Keep picking away and they'll eventually decide it's a crummy place to live and move on. Done this a couple of times.
    I'd do this if it wasn't near my back door. They might also move somewhere more worrisome, like the tractor seat - ouch.

    Cliff

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