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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Bees have been Rescued

Hi neighbors,friends sibz
And Sister...share w Mariah.
I contacted Bob the beekeeper
Who referred me to Bob the Beekeeper.
Both are licensed with the state.

Bob arrived yesterday w a vacuum cleaner modified to suck up bees.
Doesn't hurt the bees.
He took boards off and vacuumed bees off until he found Queenie.
The nest went from the hole just above the porch all the way to the eaves.
He said not much honey.
Between mice, er, large mice and an opportunistic squirrel,
They have been snacking.

Anyway, he has a lot of bees. The vacuum cleaner pulls them into a little cage in a new wooden bee frame. When he gets home he has a new active hive.

He took the comb. He said the bees would calm down once the queen is safe. He said they are very intelligent.
He said robber bees will take any honey left in the wall.
Don't close up yet!
Licked clean.

Lots of bees buzzing around.
He said those stragglers will eventually move out to other local hives.

We are grateful

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