This is the last section of comb. The bees would move to the open space when they were smoked but they quickly came back.
When they came back they would beard right down the comb with the top row all looking upwards.
Our hostess holding a piece of board with honey and drone cells. At first she was going to watch from an upstairs window but when I pulled out an extra veil she found some rubber gloves and go up close with us. At one point she was right in there using the vacuum.
Vacuum? Vacuum for bees?
Steve making the first run with the vac. Everyone got a shot at it including the lady of the house and myself. The suction is set to get them in slowly, not in massive quantities.
Drone brood and honey ( it tasted very good too.)
The clear comb above was full on bees on the other side so Steve gathers them up.
Carlo fitting the comb into the frames and securing them with rubber bands.
Carlo gathered seven frames full of comb with honey, pollen and larvae.
The medium hive with the comb is placed top of the hive with the bees. All are cinched together securely and later duct tape is wrapped around all the places where the boxes join.
A great day and Carlo ended up with a hive of very nice gentle bees. Steve practiced doing another fence cut out and I learned a lot. Any time you can go along for something like this, jump on it. It was a great way to spend the morning at the beach.