Honeybee Nest Removal - 07
Removing a substantial wild nest established between a door shutter and door in my friend Kayoko Hayasaki's country house which she's restoring with her partner in Barnay near here (she's a potter in Paris - he's an actor).
This is what it looked like from the outside - the bees were pretty calm. I started by cutting out the the outside combs full of honey - hoping to get 3 or 4 good combs of brood and perhaps the queen which I could set up in a nucleus hive...
You can see the remains of the combs from the nest I removed exactly a year ago from the same place!