This one was about 15' up between floor joists of a raised camp/trailer. The bees were very gentle and were making and capping goldenrod honey.
Right when we got up to the hive I could smell the distinct "sweaty socks" aroma goldenrod honey is famous for.
Delicious, delicious, delicious honey. Did I say it was good? ;)
Emil, a young lad of 25 was my assistant on this one. Sometimes you just can't get Schawee to budge off those Burger Delight vanilla shakes. :-D I gave him first dibs but, he couldn't break away...
Emil is an interesting young fellow who installs solar panels and does "aquaponics", growing plants in water fertilized by the fish that live in that water. Very cool concept!
I met Emil while removing that colony at the Ramada Inn in the Crape Myrtle tree.
Emil started keeping bees about two years ago and has a few Russian hives and now this Italian one.
He's not afraid to jump right in and was a big help on this cut out.
Emil found the queen on a cinder block next to where we were cutting our comb sections.
I happened to joke with him hours earlier that that was where we'd probably find her.
Little did I know that that would come true.
How nice to end the day with the queen we could have easily left behind.
...JPJP and Emil Remove Bees In Shell Beach, Louisiana