Whew!!!!!what a day !!!!!!!!!!!
Started early and pulled honey from 4 hives this morning. Got 3 1/2 supers full and came home to extract.
In case you northern beeks forgot what it looks like pic is below
Got about half way through and bam, another swarm call. Down the bayou about 45 minutes away.
Didn't really want to get it cause I had planned on sitting on my butt this afternoon! But that was not to be.
Tried to overprice the removal but they were willing to pay the fee, dammit!
Grabbed a nuc and 4 empty frames, grabbed an old comb that I had just extracted and dropped it into the nuc and down the road I go.
When I arrive I find that this swarm had flown into the garage and went to the back of the building.
They went in between a floor joist in the loft of the garage.
Had to scoop bees by hand into the nuc. Got most out and on the nuc then smoked the area till the remaining bees came running out looking for momma.
Placed a ladder near the swarm site and nuc went on top the ladder. Moved ladder out the garage door a few feet at a time and finally got it outside.
Took an hour to get them all in.
Made it back home just in time for supper.
Video of this swarm is very interesting. Posted below, look for series swarm#17
Oddest swarm in my career !