Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Bees Knees

So we discovered this week that we had bees. A lot of bees. We had to call out a bee keeper to find out exactly how many we had and what damage they made. The guy was amazing he found the problem by feeling around for warm spots and listening for the bees. This is where he found the bees, luckily they were not in between walls or somewhere extremely difficult to get to them. However he did say they went back in this area about 5 feet. You can see where they are here because it is the section without insulation, it is hard to see the bees and comb because he was using a smoker.

Here he is vacuuming up the bees
Just a small piece of honeycomb that he pulled out. He pulled out 20 pounds of unusable honeycomb and honey and about 4 pounds of honey with comb that was usable.

More comb
This is the comb he gave us, we extracted the honey from this and got a mason jar full. It was a crazy thing, we still can't believe we had literally hundreds of bees living in our wall and under our floor.


Reid Family said...

Love all the pictures! I can't believe all the bees! What a crazy random thing! Glad it wasn't hard to take care of! We miss you guys and hope everything's going well!

Tami H. said...

Awesome that you were successful bee keepers and didn't even know it! Glad no one got stung, right?