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Honeybee Nest Removal - 07 | by Max xx
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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!

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Taken on August 10, 2007