...that it is illegal for an exterminator to exterminate a swarm of bees?
It is true.
Lucky for us!!
You see, the non-beekeeping people that get a swarm on their tree or their fence call the exterminator, the exterminator calls the local Bee Supply Store and the Bee Store calls my dad. My dad gets his hi-tech professional computer paper box and heads to the site where the swarm is swarming. He uses his professional bee catching technique and gets the swarm in the box. And this time we were the lucky recipients of his successful capture.
Hudson gets a second chance at beekeeping!
Because it is late in the season for bees to just be starting we will be helping them with lots of sugar water. They need to work fast and furious to produce enough honey to eat for the winter ~ which will be coming!!
We are hopeful they can do it. All to say, we (the people) may not get any this year. We will anxiously wait and see!
The bees were flying and swarming. BUT not stinging! In all of the confusion, they were focused on one thing ~ where is the Queen?!! They were not bothered by us. All keepers and bystanders walked away with no stings!!
Nana and the girls watched from a distance. Smart!