Hey all, Brendhan calls me the other day when he was over where he took these pictures.
"Hey JP, man, only you can really appreciate this. I'm 35 miles into the everglades in the middle of swamp!!! Surrounded by aligators, some as long as 12', this lodge or check station whatever it is, has three colonies of bees and a hornet's nest. The guy knew about two of the bee hives. I'm checking things out and I hear what I believe is a third colony! And I find a third colony! The bees seem agitated and they all may be ahb, plus I got this hawk of some type staring me down! Don't know its intentions! Gotta watch my back too as there are aligator tracks everywhere! I may need to recruit you and Dallas down here for some help! This will definitely be a field day for my students! Gotta go, talk with you soon, Brendhan."
I get another call not 10 minutes later!
"Hey JP, the big hive, the third one, just friggin' swarmed out man! Right before my eyes, left for God knows where! The noise they made was unfreakin' incredible! Gotta go, talk at ya later man."
The dude was stoked!!!