Well, I'm learning as well but I'm going to plug the entrance of their hive at about midnight and let the glorious heat of the sun bake them to death tomorrow. I've heard nice rich soapsuds sprayed all over their tender little stinging bodies does the job. I guess you can tell I'm not happy with my two gentle hives that I installed 3 lb packages and new queens in on 7 April 2008. Either the africanized queen y came along about the middle of April or the whole africanized colony drove off the Italians today. I hived the driven off bees so it probably happened today. My queens were clipped and marked so I know I didn't have her in the swarm. Now the slightest movement near the first hive and over 50 are in the air in seconds. I can't wait for the couple of months to requeen and the hive to return to normal so goodbye africanized honey bees! Fortuneately, the second hive is still ok and the third will probably requeen itself. Wonder how long it will take for it to go African as well?...stay tuned! So, I'm doing my part to eradicate the african honey bee menace. I'm not sure why as I had 100% pollination before April 7th with africanized bees!
Zeuspaul, we just had to have a hive of honey bees killed on Monday - couldn't get them extracted because of the location (they took over an owl house). I talked at length with the technician and he said they always try to extract the European honey bees, but if you have Africanized bees, kill them. Definitely wouldn't go near that nest without protective gear.
We practically had a wake for these bees. They were very productive and docile.and we both felt terrible they could not be saved. We're going to modify the owl box so if this happens again, they can be extracted and not killed.