East Texas Pine Rooter·
i was called to a house here in town, that has a 48-quart ice chest with out a lid. the location was in the back, behind a fence, and was over grown, and dence brush. the chest was turned upside down, and the drain plug was missing, thats how they come, and go. i forgot the smoke, but decided to go at it anyhow. with my bee vac i sucked up the one on the outside, and raised the ice chest up, and the ground was covered with bees. the hose that went into my plastic bucket, with the #8 wire mesh cover over the sucking hose got covered over with bees, and stopped the vacumn. my honey bee suit from metarie, la. worked great, but i forgot to tye one of the legs bottoms. i figured that out real quick. i was trying to work on freeing bees from the hose, smack bees on my bare leg, and thinking this is the africanized hive. they were stinging my hands through the rubber suppled with suit gloves big time. i finally retreated to the bushes, but they were pi----. when i finally got to the truck, i was waiving neighbors away from truck, cause i could still here them. i guess so, they were in my hood with me. i pulled my hood up so i could see them, and started squishing them. Do you see anthing wrong with this picture. well i left the ice chest on it's side, and i will go at it in the morning, with smoke a blowing, before i even thing about a vacumn. i'm just a itchin on my neck, hands and legs. luckily, that's the only places. maybe i shouldn't have been in such a rush, and maybe should have started a little earlier, and maybe even a little more organized. i'm a learnin, hard headed, but learnin.