Fischer’s Bee-Quick is a great way to move bees from your honey supers! Made with all-natural ingredients, Bee-Quick is applied to a fume board and the strong smell drives the bees down into the lower boxes, leaving your supers free of bees and ready to take off for extraction. Unlike some other bee repellants, this stuff actually smells good to humans! Safe for bees, honey, and humans, you’ll love Bee-Quick as much as we do.
At higher temperatures, more vapor is produced, but Bee-Quick works even on cloudy days, and on days you might think “too cool” to harvest honey. (Even after a night in your freezer, Bee-Quick still “smells nice”. If you can smell the vapors coming out of the bottle, the bees will take notice and evacuate supers.)
Don’t use too much! Spray Bee-Quick in a zig-zag pattern, across the full width of the fume pad, including the spaces between the outer frames and the hive body, but don’t overdo it. If you use too much, bees will start coming out of the hive entrance. The exact amount required will vary with temperature, the amount of sunshine on the fume board, and factors that makes bees reluctant to leave the super, such as uncapped honey or brood. In general, use less on hotter and/or sunnier days.