If you have a pair of observation hives, simply expose the bees in one observation hive at regular intervals to enough Bee-Quick to induce a noticeable reaction, while marking newly-emerged bees to be able to record the average lifespan of a statistically significant number of bees. As a control, have a second observation hive that is never exposed to Bee-Quick, but otherwise treated identically.
Nothing will get all the bees out of every super. There will always be a few bees that are too stubborn to leave, for reasons unknown. (There, we just admitted what no one else except a beekeeper will tell you! At least we are honest...) The few bees that remain in the supers are fairly easy to shake or brush off the frames. If you remove the "stubborn" bees from one super while waiting for the fume board to work on another super or hive, things go fairly smoothly.
It certainly is much safer than all other "bee repellents", since it is the only one that is non-toxic, and the only one that is not classified as "Hazardous Materials". Since Bee-Quick produces vapors through oxidation, we suggest that you avoid splashing Bee-Quick in your eyes, but other than this obvious warning, you need take no special precautions.
We have an "attitude problem" on this issue, one we hope you share. We feel that nothing except honey should be in honey. If you spill ANYTHING into honey, we hope that you will not sell it. Bee-Quick liquid, when used correctly, stays on the fume board, and only the vapors come near the honey. Both Bee-Quick liquid and the vapors produced are non-toxic, which is something that no other product can claim.
That would be telling, wouldn't it? Colonel Saunders never listed his 11 secret herbs and spices, and we are not going to reveal our formula of oils and herbal extracts, either. If anyone has any concern about Bee-Quick's ingredients, note that the bottling plant that we use bottles nothing else but food for human consumption. They cannot have any unsafe or non-food-grade materials to come anywhere near their shiny bottling equipment.
If the bottle is unopened, still sealed with it's plastic wrap-around seal, and kept out of direct sunlight, Bee-Quick will remain ready-to-use for years. Once opened, the shelf-life depends upon how tightly you screw the cap back on. The bottle contains only a limited amount of air, and Bee-Quick reacts with air (oxidation/evaporation) to produce Bee-Quick vapors.
A brief history: Both beekeepers had difficulty in shaking and brushing bees at harvest. The son kept designing new and innovative escape boards, bought a very expensive, powerful, and noisy Stihl backpack-type blower, and after getting frustrated with each approach, bought a bottle of Butyric Anhydride.
Well, it is MUCH less expensive than other "bee repellents", when one looks at the total cost of using "the other stuff". We are not just talking about the Haz-Mat shipping fees, we are talking about costs like clothes that must be thrown away because you spilled Butyric on them, honey that was not made because you had could not harvest when you wanted and had run out of drawn comb, and so on. Bee Quick is even cheaper than fuel and maintenance for a leaf blower.
We do not know the exact temperature, but we suspect that you are worrying about the wrong temperature. The outside air temperature really does not matter on a sunny day. If you have painted the metal top of your fume board black, it will heat up to an acceptable temperature even on days that are "too cold for bees to fly". If the day is cool and cloudy, you can use a breeze board and get better results than you would with a fume board.
FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions
The source company in Sweden has developed special harvesting machines that collect select pollens that have the ideal micronutrient profile for humans. There is no quality control when harvesting bee pollen from bee hives. Bee pollen is highly allergenic and graded by the level of contaminants in the hive from bee wings, mites, fungi, mouse dung, etc. There is no quality control of the type of pollens brought back to bee hives, and many bee pollens are not ideal for human consumption.
House Bees" are young bees, not yet old enough to forage. They collect nectar from foragers near the hive entrance, and place it in comb. Other, even younger House Bees do things like draw foundation out into comb. While these bees can fly, they tend to stay in the hive. These bees are crucial to success in producing large honey crops, since there is quite a bit of labor required to move nectar around, combine evaporated nectar, cap cells of "ripened" honey, and so on.
Frequently Asked Questions about GreenCure fungicide for cur...
Yes, GreenCure would not be harmful to bees. It is important to avoid hitting the bees directly with the GreenCure spray.
Apple Valley Fire Protection District
If the bees are not an immediate threat, call any local exterminator/pest control company found in the yellow pages of your phone book.
FAQ - City of Palm Springs Fire Department
The Palm Springs Fire Department does not remove bees unless there is imminent danger to a person. If such a situation exists, firefighters must destroy the bees and the hives. To have bees removed, look in the Yellow Pages under "Beekeepers or Exterminators."
Frequently Asked Honey Questions
Bees live for 6 weeks when gathering nectar during the summer. Their wings gradually wear away from constant activity. Those that are alive in the later fall live till spring and care for the larva hatched from eggs laid in late winter. These worker bees die before the honey flow starts again in the spring. The queen bee can live for 3-4 years.
While our bee is copyrighted, trademarked, and service marked, as long as you don't use it in connection with things for sale (or as our lawyer says, "in commerce") we don't mind at all. If you include a link to the Bee-Quick website, this will make us very happy.
Frequently Asked Questions
I advise against all bee products, including honey, pollen, royal jelly, and venom. Nectar is sugar water that flowers produce, in order to attract bees, so that bees will collect pollen and pollinate plants. Honey is nectar that bees collect, swallow, digest, regurgitate, and store; so honey is concentrated sugar and highly addictive. Bee pollen is the pollen that bees collect from flowers. Royal jelly is bee saliva that helps to produce queen bees.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
On average, most people will see a significant difference in the look of their skin within one or two weeks, in some cases after the first application and treatment.
Texas Department of State Health Services - Frequently Asked...
You should contact your local city or county health department or your county agriculture extension service. Honey bees are commonly encountered and are responsible for numerous stings.
Riverside County Fire Department - Frequently Asked Question...
There have been incidents of Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) in the County. While AHB do attack more aggressively than regular bees and will pursue an enemy further, they attack only when threatened. For precautions and what to do if you are stung or attacked, click here .