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Family affair

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Our granddaughters have been coming to help with swarms.  The 10 year old is an old hand at this, she has done 6 swarms. The 8 year old hasn’t been to so many calls.  This was her first time with bees falling on her jacket. I had her hold one end of the nuc while I held the other. Then I shook the branch to get the bees into the box.  Of course not all of the bees fell into the box, some fell on her.  She wasn’t sure what to do, so she just kept holding the box.  The girls have their jobs to do when we get a swarm.  The younger one sprays them with sugar water, the older one does the smoke.  They are learning!