Here is the aftermath of someone attempting to kill off a colony in an apartment building. Video provided by my good friend JP at Beemaster’s Beekeeping Forum.
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This is a great example of what not to do as property owner. I can’t tell you how many times I have arrived at a potential removal to find that the owner has unleashed multiple cans of spray into the hive cavity. It creates a real problem for both the tenant and the remover. People don’t realize the magnitude of some of the colonies that we deal with. I can’t count the number of times I’ve opened a hive in a ceiling and the owner has taken a look and gasped saying “I had no idea”. It happens almost every time. They DO NOT realize what they have in their walls or ceilings.
This is so sad but I’m really glad you posted this video. As beekeepers we need to do our job to educate people to always call a beekeeper when they find honeybees. Most people don’t understand why pesticides are not the way to get rid of honeybees in a dwelling. What a mess. Was this colony able to be saved?
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