Debbie Demolition bee removal

Removed this one from a house that is to be demolished after Cyclone Debbie that occurred here about 5 months ago. Wanted to share a tip I was given and that was to use a 50:50 sugar/water mixture in a spray bottle instead of smoke. Now not sure if this helped them not be so agro or they were just a timid swarm, but saw no trouble from them. Maybe they knew there time there was up😁


It sounds like you didn’t want the bees to move much, thus your sugar water tip…

How has your cut-out gone? Are they happy in a new hive now?

Hey Faroe, didn’t work out. Low numbers plus a large number of ants at the site I moved them too. :slightly_frowning_face:

Sorry to hear that :frowning:
You might have to make some ant motes, e.g.