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Old 05-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Bees in the 5er Hitch.

Anyone have ideas how to get rid of the bees in our 5thwheel hitch. We acquired them during a 3 month stay in Texas. We've sprayed them, dusted them, put dryer sheets in the 5tg wheel opening and blocked the opening with foam insulation. We've not been able to get rid of them. So when we left Texas we thought they'd blow away. Nope they've been traveling right along with us. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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As long as the queen bee is there all other bees will stay. Can you find a local bee keeper to remove the hive for you?

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like nothing left to do but enjoy the honey.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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I've found that wasp jet spray applied from a safe distance around sunset per the instructions on the can to be very effective.
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You could tape a plastic garbage bag with duct tape all around the hitch and just before you seal it completely up, take a stack of paper towels, quite a few and drench them with rubbing alcohol. Then drop them inside the bottom of the garbage bag that will be hanging down and seal the rest of the garbage bag to the underneath of the coach. Leave that on there for a couple of days and that should do the trick.

However it sounds like the bees may have moved to the interior underside of the coach and built their nest there. Where ever you can get the rubbing alcohol fumes to reach the bees that should kill them.

Your bedroom area will smell with rubbing alcohol so you will have to ventilate the coach.

If that fails I have to say a bee remover may be your only option.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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Would moth balls repel them?

I agree with the spray idea, perhaps early in the morning when it's cold and they are very slow.

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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kill unwanted bees

Being a 30 year beekeeper, I know this works. I am sure they are inside your walls or floor if you tried all mentioned before. They are coming and going from some small hole. Find it. Sold at Lowes or Home depot is Sevins dust. Yellow container 2 inch diameter in the insecticide section. Very leathal to bees. Used on tomatoes so not very dangerous to humans but use carefully.. I load it into a 3/4 in pvc tube with a smaller orfice on the exit end. The other end affix a 1/2 inch pipe fitting and a ball valve with a air compressor fitting. Hook to and air compressor. Put the small orfice end up to the hole bees are coming and going from. Open the ball valve and this will blast the Sevins insecticide into the cavity the bees are living in. This will kill the queen. Even if the bees are no longer seen, I would duplicate the procedure 14 days later and seal up the opening hole.

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