I was called to accompany my beekeeping mentor to collect a swarm under the eve of a local church this afternoon. I was so excited. I packed up my gear, dropped the kids off at a friend's house to play, and headed out.
It wasn't a swarm.
After 2 hours we finally got most of it cleaned out and most of the bees sucked up with the BeeVac, and after a very sticky ride home our 3rd hive was installed.
I have no idea if we got the queen, so this hive may not stick around.
It was totally worth the experience though.
The experience, and the honey.