Bee Removal from a Water Meter Box

Water meter boxes and irrigation control boxes are a common location to find a bee hive.

Removal is simple:

1. Give the bees some smoke.

2. Open the box.

3. Capture the bees with a bee vacuum.

4. Put all the wax comb in a bucket or box.

5. Clean and close.

In addition there are some things we can do that will discourage bees from returning to this spot and building another hive.