Sunday was one of those looooong days. We did a cutout in my yard of the birdhouse bees, did a site check in San Jose, and two swarm calls. This one I didn’t get to until 9 PM and I’m so glad it was an easy one. We did have to climb onto the roof to get to them though.
While I held the medium box right under the bees my dad clipped two branches and the entire swarm fell right in. Lower and put the cover on. A quick and easy swarm rescue.
Finding the queen in the dark with only two flashlights was not easy. There were a lot of bees to dig through but we finally caught her. Probably a good 3 pound of bees in this swarm.
Thanks Lauren for calling us to save our local honeybees!