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cgod  ·  3882 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My uncle made a video showing the process of preparing honeybees for interstate travel.
Nice video. My dad used to keep bees. Not on this scale, usually just 3 hives in the backyard, for the honey and to pollinate his flower gardens. We used to get called in to catch bee swarms around the area we lived in. Was fun goigng after swarms.

People started calling my dad about wasp nests. He would trim the tree branch at free end of the nest, and then position someone under the nest with a big trash bag with bug spray in it. He would then snip the branch that led to the tree, sending the nest into the bag as gently as possible. After a week or so we would unveil the nest. For many years we had a wasp nest hanging in the family room, they are a pretty cool conversation piece. Dad had a dead wasp glued to the outside of the nest. He would wait till someone got up close to check it out and exclaim in a loud voice "There's one right there" excitedly gesturing. It would freak people out. The other nest were given away to other strange folks that wanted a wasp nest as decor.

Thanks for the video, I haven't thought about the bee keeping years in a long time.