Young Avenue Deli Swarm

For many in Mid-town Memphis, Young Avenue Deli is a staple for lunch and/or dinner. Would you believe they support saving the honey bees also??? Gotta love Tiger and the guys! I was called last night about a swarm of honey bees in a tree across Young Avenue. Their customers were watching from the deli patio as the bees were taken from the tree. They got the show of a lifetime, and a few laughs also. As the bees were shaken from the limb to a cardboard box, they left the box and returned to the limb. We finally had about 5 lbs. of bees in one box (taped securely), another with about 3 lbs. and a bucket with the queen and the remaining stragglers.

Very large swarm 20+ ft. up in the tree.

Very large swarm 20+ ft. up in the tree.

The bees stayed in a box overnight and while there they… They set up shop.

5 palm-sized combs started by the bees

5 palm-sized combs started by the bees

After emptying 2 boxes and one bucket, they are entering their new home.

Deli bees in their new home

Deli bees in their new home

David Glover

AS, BS, MBA, Mensa Desert Storm Veteran - Electronic Warfare Technician Biomedical Engineer, Operations Manager Master Beekeeper - Wrangler - Rescuer

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