Sunday, June 6, 2010
The Beehive is Back
While feeling energetic one morning I decided to vacuum my living room. Little did I know the fiasco that was headed my way. I started to vacuum near a large window by a cherry tree we have and noticed a rather unusually large amount of bee's flying around the tree. I thought nothing of it and kept cleaning. On my second sweep by I noticed a black mass in the tree and on closer inspection noticed a beehive in the tree. I was a little concerned, #1 we have a black lab in the back yard, and #2 Shiggers is allergic to bee's. (For those of you new to this blog, I call my husband Shiggers).
I made a few phone calls and got a hold of this cute little man who offered to come and get rid of the bee's for me for free. He is a bee keeper. The mass you see of bee's in the pictures is entirely bee's. There is no hive in there. I was under the impression they were building something in there. He used a long hose and sucked them up inside. He was darling, his name was Jess. He offered to let me carry the bee's to his truck, but I kindly turned him down, and told him I would carry the vacuum instead. I feel pleased that my cherry bee's are now making honey instead of living in my backyard. They were making me very nervous.
I was having a very hard time teaching piano that day. My students were more interested in the bee's than they were in their lessons. But you can't really blame them. It's not everyday you get to see a beehive, it is hard to tell from the pictures but it was about the size of a basketball and was very loud.