West Clinic Swarm Removal, Memphis, TN

As I am preparing for the new bee season I found a swarm that was previously un-posted. Here you go:

The West Clinic is known as a cancer treatment clinic, not as a bee breeding ground. Late in the bee year, we got a call on a swarm directly over their outside break area.

The swarm up in the tree.

The swarm up in the tree. 

A closer look.

A closer look.

Getting in postition to shake the bees into the bucket.

Getting in position to shake the bees into the bucket.

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the bees made it into the bucket. The rest landed on the ground

The bucket (with the queen inside) is used to lure the rest in.

The bucket (with the queen inside) is used to lure the rest in.

The bees follow the smell of the queen into the bucket.

The bees follow the smell of the queen into the bucket.

Almost all in.

Almost all in.

 

 

 

 

 

Just about done. Stragglers are making their way to the bucket where the queen is.

The bucket is capped and ready to be loaded in the BeeMobile

The bucket is capped and ready to be loaded in the BeeMobile