This week, we were in the capable hands of Ian, a beekeeper from Arizona Pest Control, whose assistance we needed to relocate a swarm of bees that had made their home inside a cactus beside our patio. Don't get me wrong - I like bees and am worried that their population seems to be decreasing. So we checked to make sure that Ian would relocate them and not exterminate them.
Under other circumstances, we probably would have let them "bee" but my hubby is allergic and the cactus where they had made their home is right beside our grill area which hubby occupies most evenings. We were also concerned their hive might eventually destroy the saguaro which as you can see here, would be a huge loss. Isn't it gorgeous?
Here is the opening at the foot of the cactus where they resided. You can see a slice of orange matter which will take care of the bees that Ian was unable to pull into his contraption. (Unfortunately some of the bees evade his magic transport machine.)
Here is Ian at work. I am safely on the other side of the grill area.
And here is the magic machine he used to basically pull the bees into a container for relocation.
Hopefully our bees will find another fun hive to call home.
Now let's hop on over here to here how the other contributors did this week.
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