I removed bees from a dead tree that was pushed over in Narin, Louisiana, evening before last. Narin is approx 1 hr from my house. This is the story.
The guy called me a few weeks ago about another tree but the call went to voice mail and I got the call the morning after, so he called a competitor, who got that job.
Turns out the guy is a fishing charter captain out of Venice, Louisiana and targets mainly redish and speckled trout. I was po'd to say the least for not getting the original phonecall and in fact had my cellphone company look at a few things to see if they could tighten service up a bit.
Well he called me about 4 days ago about another tree with bees and I went down. Really nice guy and...
We made a trade for our services, so I will be treated to a great day of fishing once the weather and fishing get right. We will likely target big trout with top water baits when that gets rolling which is in late April or May depending on the weather.
This type of fishing is amazing as you work a bait back and forth slowly, letting it rest and working it again, its called "walking the dog". The big sow trout this kind of fishing targets, fish in the 2lb to sometimes 7-8lbs with 3-4 lbs being the average, usually hit the bait right after its been sitting and you just start working it again.
They come up from below with great speed and literally inhale the bait as they go airborne, water flying everywhere. It is not uncommon to see them leap 3-4 feet above the water with your lure in their large teeth filled mouths!
Anyway, I will take pics and post them after the trip.
As for the colony in the tree, I did not get a queen and am thinking she probably got smooshed when the tree fell. Shb were doing their thing as they do in such instances.
Gave them feed and will combine them with a nuc.