Saturday, May 11, 2013
Casey Swarm Capture - Take 2
Yesterday I had the please of taking my lovely wife to Terre Haute for the day....so I could get a root canal. The procedure went well and on the way home we stopped by the Ramsey's to look at their bee situation. We had removed a swarm the other night, but the day before they had another swarm come to the same tree. Well, this swarm moved into the same hole as the first swarm, were building fresh honeycomb, and the foragers were bringing in nectar and pollen. I vaccuumed up the bees that I could (actually quite a few bees), and I sprayed the remaining bees and inside of the hive with insecticide to hopefully end this nusance bee problem. I always hate having to kill a swarm of bees, but the location was not going to work being it was 10 feet from their garage door and a few yards from a school yard.