Hi all --
It helps when urban beekeepers seem less like eccentrics and more like contributing members of normal city life, so we really treasured the chance to help both the bees and our fellow citizens last week.
The city of Washington DC called out to us for help in preserving a feral bee colony while removing a tree that has been dropping bits on a busy sidewalk. We ended up making friends with guys in bucket truck packing chain saws (always nice to know!), the neighbors, and the city council. You can see photos at two sites that I am running past the webmaster here