Hi Dear People,
Well what a day it was yesterday. Swarm call and homeowner said they were 15-18 feet up the tree. NOT!! How about 40 feet up the tree?? Joanne, Shawna and I tried to figure out what the heck to do, and Joanne (new member of this forum) thought of involving the fire department. We went down to the fire department and Shawna told them we capture swarms for the 4H club to teach the kids about beekeeping. Well the fire captain asked us "Are they a nuisance" (wink! wink!) and we answered, "Yes they are a nuisance" (snicker, snicker) Well they came out and even played with several of the neighborhood kids showing them a good time.
Fire truck arrives.
Little neighborhood boy playing in the fire truck. He got dressed up in his firemans outfit for the occasion.
Shawna, brave soul, getting prepared to climb that tall ladder. She climbed that ladder all alone. Video to follow and you will see her climbing.
And what a tall ladder this is
How the heck did the home owner think this was 15 feet up!!
You can see that this was a good size swarm. Shawna removes the swarm
Using the copy paper box - the JP way!!
Video to follow, Joanne is working on getting it onto UTube.
I never had so much fun in my life.