My Girl and the Girls

Lucie does not like my side hustle. Not one little bit. Our dachshund is an intrepid eleven pounds of fierce play. She barks when someone is at the door, letting us know that there is a possible intruder. She is always ready to chase a stray squirrel or take on the neighbor’s rooster. She doesContinue reading “My Girl and the Girls”

An Unsuccessful Blog Entry

He got to watch the bees invade his home. Cool, and terrifying at the same time. Greg Nohra was sitting in his home office, and looked up from his laptop and there were bees outside the window. Lots of bees. Fascinated, he grabbed his phone and started filming. And then he got buzzed. There wasContinue reading “An Unsuccessful Blog Entry”

Pushing them too far

After working with mean honeybees for a couple of weeks straight, I really wanted a nice, simple, friendly interaction with bees to restore my confidence. A sting or two is ok and expected, especially with a removal where you are taking the bees out of their home and away from their resources. It makes sense.Continue reading “Pushing them too far”

We’re BACK!

For every bee removal job I complete, I provide some strongly worded suggestions about what the next steps need to be. After explaining that you DO NOT want me as your repair carpenter, I provide the following recommendation: “Bees tend to re-occupy, so return of another swarm to this location is likely, if additional actionsContinue reading “We’re BACK!”

Bee-ing in the Delta

28 March, 2020. The light from the pre-dawn sunrise just started to touch the horizon as I entered the Mississippi Delta region. Cup of McD coffee in hand, smile on my face, I am headed to retrieve bees from a farm in Valley Park, Mississippi. Earlier this week, Kathe came into my office while IContinue reading “Bee-ing in the Delta”

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