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Amy writes,

I have a swarm of bees (over 2000) that went into a wall through cracks around wall air conditioner....

Will Drione Dust kill the entire nest? How big can it get in a 4 day period?


Bees do reproduce but every colony is different and most would not grow too much in size in 4 days.  Treating a colony is actually quite easy if you know where the entry/exit point is.  Drione Dust will work great for this, along with a B&G 1150 Bulb Duster.  At night after dusk when the bee activity is in the wall for the night, go up to their entry/exit point and place the duster in the hole and puff twice.  Then pull the duster out of the hole and dust directly at the hole, coating the entry point.  When the bees fly in and out in the morning they will get the dust on their bodies and bring it back into the wall where they are nesting.  The bees will pass the dust around and usually within 24 - 48 hours depending on colony size the colony should be dead. 

Answer last updated on: 06/01/2010

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