~I do believe this has been the longest duration of heat we've had since I can remember!~
A message had just been left and it was Miss Patty asking if we or anyone we knew could extract a swarm of honey bees that were making the Farmer's Market vendors a bit nervous.
Once we backed into the nearest parking lot for the market, we grabbed our gear and immediately saw the swarm. Miss Patty said it was big and we were a bit nervous, wondering if they'd all fit in our swarm box. We knew immediately they would~phew!
Tech grabbed the saw, while Jr. Farmer was suiting up in veil and gloves, Lil Miss already had her gloves on and manned the video camera...
Thanks to Tech for the editing to share with you.
I hope everyone comes away with an appreciation for how bees function - and less fear. Understand, THEY ARE NOT STINGING! They are simply full of honey and ready to find a new home. Their old home may be too small, too hot or diseased, they aren't interested in stinging, the scouts are out looking for that perfect new home and the queen is in the middle of this tight swarm - heavily protected! It's a beautiful miracle to behold and we literally could have dumped the bees on ourselves without harm.
And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. Deuteronomy 26:9