honey, next time, let's use our shop vac
the company representative came out to take a look. his first plan of action was to duct tape the suction end of a shop vac to our house.
there he is, explaining that the shop vac gets the bees mad and makes them come out of the hole.
once the vac had done its magic, he used a crowbar to remove the cedar shakes. go get 'em!
he put gloves on for this part because he said he could tell the bees were angry by the way they were flying. he didn't want to get stung. although, he left his bee keeper suit in the van, which made me kind of mad because the pictures would have been way cooler if he had put it on.
he found the hive here. it probably had 2,000 bees in it. and lots of larva.
he kept using that shop vac.
and there it is. the hive on the ground. and also some siding and insulation.
he put on a hoodie to protect his arms. nick suggested it.
and here is the hole in our house sans bee hive. so, for $650.00 we got rid of the bees by the professional methods of a shopvac, a crowbar and a $42 can of smoke.
i'm thinking about taking bee keeping up on a freelance basis.