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Old 09-05-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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We just found a nest of bees inside the dual propane tank cover. Does anyone have a suggestion to safely remove them?

Thanks for any help,

Bonnie
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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If you have the cover off and the nest exposed, I got rid of mud daubers by soaking the nest with WD40.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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The cover isn't off but we can, sort of, lift the lid a little and try spraying the WD40. I was trying to come up with a way to send smoke up there to slow them down but not sure how to do that.

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Old 09-05-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Are bees like other stinging insects, and can't really fly at night? If so, maybe try removing the cover when it's dark, then soaking them. Just a shot in the "dark".
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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If they are bees, call a bee keeper. Try not to kill any.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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It's not that they don't fly at night, at least I never heard that, but worth a try. If that "shot in the dark" doesn't work, I know another "shot in the dark" called Southern Comfort that might work on me!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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Arefbee, I didn't think about calling a beekeeper. We have one about 10 miles north of us I will call. Oops, just remembered our local farmer's market tomorrow that have a few honey sellers that might be interested. I'll check with them.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Wasp & hornet spray works, just spray up under the cover.
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We don't get too many bees but lots of wasps around here. The cheapest and best solution I've found is to take some dish soap (1 part soap and 4 parts water) and mix it with water in a portable weed tank sprayer (the kind you pump to add air pressure.) shake up well, then spray away. You get the added reach of the wand of the sprayer, the ability to spray any direction including upside down (Which wasp spray will not do) and a darn lot of juice to spray with, not to forget these things can spray a long way.

Always, always do this at dusk or night to make sure they are in the nest so that you get them all. I usually spray nests a couple nights in a row before dropping nests.
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If they are bees, call a bee keeper. Try not to kill any.
Ditto on calling a bee keeper. They have the right equipment to wear without concern of bee stings.
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