Stopping a Bee Infestation

Here's how the author captured a rogue colony one May morning and stopped a bee infestation in his home.

Matthews - Griswold removes a hive
Beekeeper Edward Griswold captures another rogue swarm, one that had taken up residence in an orange bush near the offices of MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Top Row, L to R: The hive in the bush; Lighting the smoker; Wafting smoke into the bush to stun the bees. Middle Row, L to R: Shaking the stunned bees into a hive; Checking to make sure the queen has been captured; Adding more smoke to the bush to discourage bees from returning. Bottom: The colony adjusts to its new home.
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