Sunday, July 31, 2011
Removing the Bee Beard
[Photo - Janice a first year beekeeper and me]
If you keep bees you know there are good days and bad and some days the bees are just bitchy. The hive we worked with just wasn't too happy. I think it was the excessive heat wave we'd been experiencing that made them grouchy.
To remove the bees you shake and blow them off much like how you would in the bee yard.
Thankfully the blower was then available and the rest of the bees were quickly blown off.
Inside my shirt was another matter. There were about 10 more which I shook out.
She probably paid for hers. Mine were free.
And I got a t-shirt. So that's like a bonus.