Originally Posted by gizmodog51
put out a pan of sugar water ....they will soon take to that instead of the brew.
i had the same problem when burning some honey for brochet mead a couple months ago. had to wear voile over my face in order to contiune...bees by the thousands!!! had 30+ dive into the smokey boiling mass.
didn't even think about the sugar water until it was all over. sugar water is what bee keepers use to supplement the bee's during winter.....
I was at a BBQ once and they put out disposable plants of ketchup around the perimeter to draw the flies to instead of our food. It seemed to work pretty well. I would think something similar would work for bees?