The fith wheel doesn't belong to us. We are on a call list so the ownerws called us. I figured they were wasp but since they wetre willing to pay the $25.00 service call we were not out any thing if we got there and they were indeed wasp. I even told the people to hook up to the fith wheel and take it to a trailer repair place and tell them they had a :shock: buzzing noise by the pin.
Any way the owner started removing screws when I saw they were honey bees so I could get to them.
Wasn't much comb and it was bright yellow so I figured a swarm had just moved in whith in days.
I carry a small Camera in the pick up all the time. Can't any one say whare is the camera when you want one.
I can not say a bad word about those ugly groomed lawns. I just know my lawn doesn't look like those nor will it. I have gotten so many swarms from places like that it isn't funny. Seems as though most are true tree huggers and can't see the swarms being killed. They can not just leave them be to find their own home because 97% are alergic but don't carry and epi pen. The other 3% had ties to a beekeeper in their past some place and know a bee keeper could make good use of them.
when I first started doingf swarm calls I had let some gfo because they were to high in trees to get at. The fellow that got me hooked on bees in the first place said I should carry a 12ga shot gun for when all else fails.
The swarm was in a rual area, my 24 foot extention ladder and 16 foot limb pruner would still not reach.
Out came the 12ga, the drum for Kare. I shot the limb off behind the cluster and they fell still clinging onto the limb which landed nearly on the waiting hive and frames. Kare started her drumming and the flying bees landed in the hive and marched right in, Took about 2 1/2 hours.
May favorite swarm capture picture. It is a story in it's self.