in my car with 30000 girls

Scott & Nicole & I drive from Santa Cruz to Aptos to pick up a bee hive containing a 6 lb swarm that beekeeper Tom caught last week. Driving back up the highway with 30,000 girls in my pontiac vibe is a unique experience. I have never been so alert for pot-holes and speed-bumps before. Tim and Jessica help me place the hive. Next morning at 9 am nobody is out—still too cold. At 11 am a gentle hum fills the air – the bees are orienting themselves at the new location. I let a few bees land on my hand. They are so docile. They do have an unusual color range: some are golden yellow, others are dark brown.


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    So did the carpenter/beekeeper catch a whole beehive in the wild?
    Maybe those bees would be much happier were they were.

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      downtownfarm said,

      The beekeeper Tom was called in by the “pest control”. The bees were on a public beach. The other alternative was the exterminator. Poor bees! Instead the 30000 girls will hopefully be happy on downtownfarm. There is lots of nectar and pollen on our fruit trees and in surrounding area (they fly a radius of up to 3 miles). And they will become famous like rockstars. (-:

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