I also worked in the wood shop preparing the Mating Nucs and telescopic lids for hives. Below is a photo of the Mating Nucs being painted. Before leaving the farm I set up 5 more hive boxes in the bee yard for any future swarms.
After driving home and getting cleaned up a bit, I left with my equipment for a home bee extraction for Lynn & Deb Kull in Altamont. They had bees that made a lovely home in their porch. Lynn & I worked and worked, and finally got the bees out. I didn't leave their house until after 10pm! I am NOT taking the bees to the farm tonight! They can wait until morning for the new home. I do have to remark, these were the gentlest bees I have ever seen. Even though we were tearing apart the home, they never got aggressive with us even once. I sure hope I have the queen, because I want to graft her genetics!!!