Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bee Rescue!

Today I had a fascinating experience with bee expert Bo Sterk. For the past several years, I’ve noticed hundreds of honey bees congregating under my electric meter in October & November (click for 2019 pic). This year I decided it was time to do something about it. I didn’t want to call an exterminator, I wanted to rescue & relocate them.

First Bo stuck a camera in the wall to check for a hive.

Then he drilled a hole in the wall & put a stick in to check for honey. Yum!

When he cut a hole in the wall, the hive was exposed. It was huge! Probably over 25,000 bees!


Bo vacuumed the bees into a bee box with a special low pressure vacuum.


Bo stung himself so he could show me the finer points of a bee sting. Crazy!

I got some fresh honey. It’s fab!

Bo sent me this awesome pic he shot of the queen after he relocated the hive.

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