taming a swarm of honey girls

Dan the man called me @ work in just the right moment with long anticipated news. We had been waiting weeks for this opportunity – tens of thousands of beautiful girls with wings landed high-up in a tree in front of Dan’s house on S M Street. Three urban farm boys (Dan, his friend, and me) eventually managed to charm these feisty ladies into a wooden box, called nucleus or nuc. This felt like being alive … especially each of the 4 stings. After living like the “Na’vi” for two hours we had some well-deserved beers on Dan’s porch.  The next day at night I moved the nuc into my backyard.

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    Allison said,

    Looks like you tamers were having a wonderful time. Keep up the urban farming, beekeeping (and catchng)…I love your posts! Danny is my other son, so maybe he’ll bring some of the clover honey you harvest from your hives! Good luck on your most exciting and intersting endeavor. I am sure you will be successful! By the way, I love the names of your chickens: Omelet and Pumpkin. Don’t get any Banty Roosters. They are mean, and they’ll attack you!

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    Kristin said,

    Hi there, I just came across your blog while googling beekeepers. I actually live next door to Dan. Are you looking for more bees or no someone who might? A colony just moved in my backyard this afternoon. I have no clue what to do with these bees!

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    Brian said,

    Wow, I be afraid to try and “tame” a honey bee swarm. Looks like you had fun!


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