I carefully trimmed those branches and shook the rest of the bees into the nuc.
The bees at home in The Dale, the palm frond is to keep light out since the nuc has a screened lid. Now we will see if the bees stay or go looking for a better place. I have had both things happen here. If they stay, this will be a temporary stop, they will be moving in with some other Backwards Beekeeper.
This was a great way to start the holiday, a visit with Tammy and Steve and the easiest kind of swarm capture there is, a non-laboring Labor Day. I hope yours went as well. Happy Labor Day.
The bees have a new home in Long Beach. Rick picked them up after dark last night.
It is a good idea to bring along any extra hats/veils and gloves when you go on a swarm capture. Some people keep their distance but then you have those like Tammy who got into the middle of things and helped out.
Share the bees!!!