Starlings will build a nest in an aircraft engine compartment in the time it takes to stop for gas and hit the head.
Our mentor says he normally carries an oversized baggy to use as a sort of glove bag when doing certain frame manipulations. In particular, snatching a queen off a frame. He doesn't want her to fly off when the queen clip comes after her (which you have to admit is a pretty scarey piece of hardware to a little bee). Last week he spotted an unmarked queen and realized he didn't have his baggie. I pointed to his spare veil. "That work?"
"Sure will." Her highness was marked in a couple of minutes. It may actually work better than the baggie.
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