We got a call from Roswell when the exterminator let the hone owner know he couldn’t do his regularly scheduled treatment because she had a swarm of honey bees. So they gave us a call. As soon as I walked up a bee flew out and popped me on the eye lid.
So that told me plan A wasn’t working so we went back to the truck and put on our bee suits. It took about an hour of gathering the bees with a spatula and a bowl and dumping the bowl into the hive. Then we gave the rest of them time to join the rest of the hive by going to lunch. When we got back everyone was in the hive and ready for a ride to our bee yard in Buford!
As you can see my sister gets a kick out of my pain!
Here they are in a Nuc (5 frame hive)
We got a call from a gentleman in Douglasville Georgia and he said he had honey bees flying all over in the air at his house. The reason being, is the swarm had landed on a bird nest in a small tree and had fallen to the ground. Most of the bees were in a ball on the ground but many were flying around. We got a nuc box out of the truck and set it down on the ground next to them and they just started marching right into the nuc box.
A new property owner add a surprise at the new investment! He helped us remove the outer wall in a bee suit so we could remove the honey bees safely. He was a trooper however the camera man, his friend stayed clear of the bees. 🙂 This was a really big colony of honey bees.
We were called to a house that was under reconstruction and there was a honey bee hive that had been established for years. It took us 8 hours to remove this large hive. It was full of honey, bees and brood!
This has been the biggest colony of honey bees we have removed so far. The comb was 2 ft wide and 1 1/2 ft deep and 6 ft long and as you can see from the picture it had a ton of honey bees. Over to the left in another section you can see all the new honey comb they had built this year. The way you can tell is by the color (White).