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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

You've got to be joking...you're not joking?!

I got a call from a neighbor about one mile away today saying that she had a hive of bees on the outside of her tree about 25 feet up. I kept telling her that bees build nests INSIDE objects, not outside them. Eventually though I was intrigued enough that I went over there at about 4:00p.m. She wasn't kidding, they're honeybees alright. A nice hive too, it looks like they were from a swarm just a few weeks ago as there's alot of white comb. Comb is only white before it's exposed to brood or pollen. The cluster itself was about the size of a basket ball. I think they're closer to 15 or 20 feet up. Tomarow afternoon I'll do a flag test to determine if I want them (a.k.a. that they're not africanized [killer bees]). If they pass that test I'll take them that night. I want to do it at night because, that way it's too cold for them to actively fly and therefore I can drop them right into the bucket. Oh yeah, I'm gonna be dangling from a ladder 25 feet in the air with thousands of cranky, cold bees. What could go wrong...


Blogger G4st said...

Right on!!
Make sure the cameras are rollin.

9:08 PM, November 30, 2005  

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