I’m not sure if this is appropriate for this forum (Admin feel free to delete this is inappropriate)
I’m looking at the best way to move bees away from supers that are ready to harvest with the minimum amount of disturbance to bees.
I have been using the “shake / brush the bees off the frames” and put them in an empty super with a cover, however, this puts a lot of bees in the air and it’s not ideal as I live in the suburbs and I’m conscious of my neighbors.
so I’m wondering if anyone has used the Bee Escapes and what sort of success you’ve had with them.
I’m thinking of using the method suggested by Michale Bush whereby he puts the Bee Escapes on the bottom board (with the escape down) and stack supers up and then put another Bee Escape board on top (with the escape up) and come back and collect the supers 24-48 hrs later.
has anyone tried this method? or do you have a better way of evacuating bees from the supers?
look forward to your reply