After getting off of night shift this morning I had gotten up about Â½ hour early to do a split on a couple of hives when I had a lady call me in a panic about a large swarm hanging in a bush by her driveway. She runs a hair salon and was frantic about her costumers. I told her not to worry they are docile in a swarm and I would be right over. I shook them into a five gallon bucket that I have a screen installed into the lid. The swarm filled the bucket 3/4 full and are now happily installed into a full deep in the back yard. She has a feral hive in a large Oak tree in her front yard and she told me it has been active for several years. They are a wonderful looking survivor colonies, and best of all I didnÂ’t have to hang on a 20 foot ladder with a swarm catching bucket on the end of a pole. ItÂ’s the first time the bees have given me a break in a long time. [img]smile.gif[/img]
The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.