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How can I move a hive?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: How can I move a hive? Reply with quote

My daughter bought the house just north of my house here in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. About mid-May we noticed a hive swarming on the north side of her house at the point where the chimney and the eave meet. (two story house) Yesterday, we finally found someone that was willing to capture the bees without hurting them but the cost was going to be quite a lot. I have been considering ways to convince the hive to leave but what I would really like to do is get them to move into a box (homemade would be my preference). I've heard you can get them to leave by using smoke and that if you have a tunnel from the old hive that ends at the box, they just might move into it. Any thoughts on this?
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