Monday, May 14, 2012

Not Exactly the Bee's Knees

Neil headed outside this morning to put the mail in the mailbox, and came hurrying back inside walking all stiffly and acting like he had gotten ice water poured down his back!  I asked him what was wrong, and he said "there are bees out there!"  Neil hates flying things that sting, so I thought he was probably just being a little dramatic.  He insisted that there was a swarm in our tree.  I looked out the front window and couldn't see anything but our normal green maple.  I decided he must be seeing a bunch of dead leaves or something and deciding it was a hive. He said, "no - go outside".


Wowza.  That is all I have to say.  Gives me the heebie jeebies!  

Neil snapped these shots and we ran inside to decide what to do.  I've been hearing so much about how bees are becoming endangered and how we need the bees for pollination and gardens and produce, so I hated to just call an exterminator.  We googled "Bee swarm removal" and found a great little website, Bees-on-the-net.  The listed several bee keepers/removers in our area and we found one through the Ozarks Honey Company that said they will remove swarms fast, friendly and free!  Can't beat that!  We emailed them this morning with pictures and hope to be bee free very soon!

1 comment:

Karen said...

This is SO CRAZY!! I've never seen anything like that except maybe on the discovery channel ;)

I'm glad Neil spotted them and you got a picture so you could share your 'joy' (ha ha) with the rest of us!