The bee brush is best used on small scale to move fewer bees per session.
The honey brush is made with long, soft, non-ridged bristles, which are gentle enough for moving bees off of delicate comb and firm enough to remove bees from old frames, equipment, or the beekeeper. When used properly, a beekeeping brush will not injure bees.
To remove bees from a surface, carefully and quickly brush the bee brush perpendicular to the surface to be cleaned. Do not press too hard, especially on open brood cells and open honey cells, as you may either injure the brood or make a mess of the honey.
Bee brushes may be used to clear the honeycomb of bees.
Occasionally a bee brush will come into contact with honey or propolis, in such a case it is advised to clean it with warm water and a gentle detergent, such as Dawn, if necessary.