Note: The chemical that made
this device so effective is no longer available. It remains a
useful concept if an effective replacement insecticide can be found.
This is a simple device for killing a swarm of feral bees that has infested a nestbox.
An open container containing an impregnated pad is positioned in front
of the entrance - the bees are killed by the fumes. Since there is no physical contact between the
insecticide and the honey, there is no
danger to animals that might eat the honey later.
With the original insecticide, if applied in the late afternoon, the hive
would be dead by next morning.
It is designed for fitting and recovering from the ground using an
extendable pole no climbing is required.