spinthemoon (spinthemoon) wrote,

Two bees, or not two bees

Well, the Bee Lady (officially Bee Wrangler) came on Tuesday to move my bees. Turns out we were wrong...they didn't move in while we were on vacation. Apparently, they've been there for close to two years. We didn't notice before because when the hive was smaller they could all fit inside the wall.

I didn't get any pictures of the bee removal, because I was at work, but when I got home the Bee Lady was ready to move the bees. She showed us the queen, and the boxes (two boxes!). Over ten pounds of bees! Middle Daughter hid in the house, but The Boy and I stuck around. The queen was in a special little chamber which hangs on the outside of a box, so any stray bees will find her and hang on to the box. When the Bee Lady brought the little chamber over to show us, all the stray bees followed her. It was pretty cool. And now my bees are living happily on a farm in the country. No, really. She even told me which farm, I guess in case I ever want to go visit them.

The Bee Lady asked if she could take some of the cedar posts from the pergola. So now there is less stuff for us to haul to the dump. Win-win!

And the best part? She left us some ziplock bags of honeycomb, complete with honey! Yummy!
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