By kto on Dec 22, 2008
I was working in my yard trimming bushes when I heard a buzzing sound.
At first I thought maybe one of the automatic valves had gone haywire,
so I opened up the box that had the valves in it, and ran back into the house
as hundreds of bees started flying around me.
Later I went back and took a few pictures.
You can see where I dropped the clippers.
This happened a while back but I just recently found the images on my camera
while doing my pool pump blog. Here is a close up of the hive:
Underneath the bees are two pancake sized honeycombs, which I saw as I ran into the house, but wasn't able to get pictures before the bees all came back.
I was at a loss as to what to do with the bees, I didn't want to kill them. Eventually we found a local bee person who gladly came to get them and we donated $50 to his 'save the bees' fund. They are called feral bees, and we were told that there is probably a larger hive somewhere close, and these was a new hive from that split from the larger hive. The Bees are disappearing and we were glad we managed to save these. The bee person almost talked me into creating my own bee hive as a hobby, seems like it would be an interesting hobby.