Island Bees

I am tired

We did a swarm call and the woman told us that it seemed the bees came from behind the shed. I looked and sure enough there were bees in the tires. When we started to move the tires the bees came out in force. They didn’t even respond much to smoke. I pulled the top tire off and cleaned it out, then kept going. Since they had just lost the queen to swarming they were highly aggravated. Penny usually wears shorts and a bee jacket. This time she had to put on her pants and boots. I am thankful there were still rims inside the tires, the bees didn’t get to build inside the tires, that would have been really hard.