|My handbag has inevitably been transformed into a "bee bag" for our swarm calls!|
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
|Our own honey bees decide to swarm into a tree!|
|My husband, deWayne and our son, Michael, |
quickly assembles several pvc pipes with duct tape, and attaches it to a bucket.
How would we live without duct tape?
|deWayne making the final adjustments...|
|Here we go! This is much harder than it looks, I promise!|
|Easy does it, I can't believe he is actually able to reach it!|
Job well done!
All bees removed from tree, brought to the ground, and relocated into a nuc. (small five frame hive box)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
|Organization is vital to a successful bee removal, one must have everything needed, prior to beginning a job. Incidently, this removal was inside a bedroom closet.|
|Preparation is key when working with bees! It's vitally important to cover exposed area's, prior to starting a bee removal process. Trust us, it can get really messy!|
|deWayne has identified through a "gut feeling" where he thinks the bees may be located. Wonder if he's right? Time will tell....|
|Square has been cut, removing insultation, what will we see...it's like opening a gift at Christmas time!|
|What a lovely colony! A reflection of God's handiwork...|
|Notice the dryer vent tube where the bees were entering and exiting. Also, the wax drippings that resemble fish bones. deWayne says you have to look hard to see fish bones, but I have a vivid imagination.|
|Beautiful honeycomb taken from job.|