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How to Get a Bee out of the House



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how to get a be out of the house obtain

a cup or bowl a clear bowl or cup is

preferable though not necessary a

plastic cup or bowl is also preferable

since it's lower mass will reduce the

risk of damaging your wall or window

during the trapping process you can use

any regular cup or Bowl you might have

around your house while a bowl allows

for a wider margin of error when

trapping the beat the cup is easier to

keep covered and move out once the B has

been trapped wear a long-sleeved shirt

and pants long-sleeved shirts and pants

provide maximum coverage over your body

making it less likely for you to be

stung do not wear shorts or t-shirts

when trapping a bee in a container trap

the be within your cup or Bowl when the

bee has landed on a flat smooth surface

slow bring the container of your choice

toward the bee with one hand when you're

within six to twelve inches of the beat

rapidly bring the container over the B

trapping it within do not attempt to

trap a bee which is on the carpet the

chances it will escape are too great

choose a cover for your container you

can use a wide variety of materials to

cover the container which you have

trapped the B beneath when trapping bees

with a bowl you could use a folded

newspaper a full sheet of thick paper or

a manila envelope when trapping bees

within a cup you could use a note card

or magazine think about the radius of

your cup or bowls open end and choose a

cover which corresponds appropriately

whatever you choose it should be

relatively thin place the cover between

the bee and the surface it landed on

after choosing your cover slip it slowly

between the lip of the bowl or glass you

trap the B under and the wall or hard

surface on which the bee was sitting

starting at one edge of the container

ease it up by about one or two

millimeters slip your magazine or note

card beneath the container and continue

to push it across the surface the bee

was sitting on the bee will likely be

surprised and fly about after having the

container placed over it this will make

the process of easing the cover over

your can

tainer that much easier take the be

outside with the cover safely over the

container you've captured the be in move

to an open door take the be about ten

paces from your home and remove the

paper holding the be in the cup or bowl

you've trapped it in place the mouth of

the cup or bowl on the ground then slide

the cover off ensure that it flies or

crawls out and run quickly back to your

home closing the door firmly behind you

before the bee can find its way back in

don't take the beat too far away its

hive is likely nearby and without access

to it it will surely die allowing the

bee to leave on its own open the windows

of your house if your windows have

screens of storm windows on them open

them as well if you have to remove the

screens place them somewhere close by

the window so they do not get misplaced

or mismatched to a different window

later raise the curtains or blinds so

the bee can exit if the Sun has set and

you have a light directly outside the

window you can turn it on and turn off

the lights of the room the bee is in

when the bee leaves to hover by the

light outside close the window behind it

open the doors of your home if you have

an additional screen door which has a

spring-loaded latch on it which causes

it to close automatically use the small

locking latch near the hinge of the

spring mechanism to hold your door open

if you have a security door you can

leave it closed assuming there is no

screen on it if there is a screen on it

open it as well if you have sliding

glass doors

remove any curtains concealing them so

the bee can see the world outside when

you notice it bump up against the door

carefully open it to let the bee out

wait several minutes for the bee to

leave with the doors and windows open

the bee will seek a way to return to its

hive and explore nearby flowers while

waiting for the bee to make its exit

keep an eye on your doors and windows to

ensure birds and other wildlife do not

enter close your windows and doors as

soon as the bee leaves removing bees

with sugar water

mix some water and sugar bees are

attracted to sweet flavors like the

nectar they obtain from flowers by

mixing up some sugar water you can

approximate a nectar like flavor makes

about one teaspoon of sugar with three

teaspoons of water you can mix the water

and sugar in a blender or mix it by hand

in a small cup you should not need more

than a cup of this mixture your bee

might like filtered water more than tap

water try a different quality of water

if your bee is not attracted to the

first sugar / water mix you concoct

place a half cup of the sweet mixture in

a jar you can use any size jar but make

sure it has a lid your jar can be of

glass or plastic but the lid must be

plastic old peanut butter jam or pasta

sauce jars make good choices seal the

jar by placing the lid on it punch a

hole in the lid of the jar the hole

should be about the size of the diameter

of your pinky finger it is important to

keep the hole small to ensure the bee

can crawl in but not out of the jar take

the jar out of your house when the bee

enters wait for the bee to enter the jar

when the bee enters the jar it might

drown in the sweet mixture if it drowns

remove the jar from the house take the

lid off and dump the bee and the sweet

mixture into an open grassy area at

least 10 paces from your house return to

your home and wash the container set the

live be free if the bee is alive within

the jar take it from your home and cover

the hole on the lid with your thumb or a

piece of duct tape walk at least 10

paces from your home and unscrew the lid

unscrew the lid but hold it partially

over the opening of the jar carefully

dump the sugar water out ensuring the

bee doesn't get coated with the water

when you've dumped most of the water out

turn the jar away from you and open the

lid completely when the bee flies out

run back to your home and close the door

behind you