I inquired about electricity the first time that I spoke with the owner it was one of those "of course we have electricity" answers. This past week the owner apparently decided to have the power meter moved and one of his hunting club customers/buddies to do the re-wiring of a service box. :roll: Anyhow, we didn't attempt the removal. I probably should have persevered without electricity but I had studied up exactly ZERO on doing that. My mentor has done vac-less bee removals before but we didn't even have a bee brush with us. Well, spent lots of time getting gear together, truck loaded, getting there, unloading, hunting electricity plug to plug, phone calls, reloading, etc.,. The guy doing the "electrical" work (some type of funky connection to his camper that seemed a bit non-standard to me) showed up. After talking with him the "30 minutes" to get electricity that the owner had mentioned turned into at least "an hour" from the guy doing the "electrical work"...and this included burying the electrical wire in conduit. We heard all of this and loaded the truck back up and left. We were there three hours, plus equipment preparation, loading, unloading, reloading, and unloading again. A rather aggravating trip.
I'm going to call the owner this afternoon and see about possibly salvaging the removal. My problem is that he wants the bees gone by this coming Saturday...we're taking the granddaughters to the beach this weekend. 60-70 percent chance of rain is predicted for the first couple of days this week with Wednesday being the first clear day, but I really don't want to be in the itching stage from bee stings while out of the beach in the sun building sandcastles.
It was really a downer...basically killed the evening before detailing up my gear, finished loading early Saturday morning, got up there a little after 9am, piddled around unloading and assessing the situation, spent a substantial amount of time trying to find electricity (talk about a mess, I should've took pictures of that snarled wiring laying outside the pole barn), several phone calls to the owners voicemail, finally got in contact with him, then had to wait for him to get in touch with the "electrician", blah, blah, blah. The owner didn't think we'd need electricity...duh, does he wonder why I inquired about electricity in the first place? <sigh>
Maybe we can work something out on the bees. He implied earlier that the bees had to go "one way or the other"...I'm pretty sure he was implying spraying them. :evil:. That's a good hive of bees...they were bringing in TONS of whiteish pollen...it impressed my mentor at the amount they were steadily bringing in. :-\
Ah well, we'll see what transpires this afternoon.
The failed bee remover... :(
PS...I hope the owner has good insurance because I was *not* impressed with the electrical work going on...helter skelter.