Last night my husband and good neighbor were on a mission. Their objective, to move the hives. Earlier that day my husband pulled the stabled down screen that sort of kept the bees inside of the nuc boxes. OK, no sort of about it, it didn't keep them anywhere. We broke out our old school smoker. I got this along with the brooding boxes at that farm auction 2 years ago.
He went out and smoked them. Pulled the screens, then moved away quickly.
That evening I sent my oldest son to inform the good neighbor that we were moving the boxes. He came over, bring asbestosis suits.
They suited up and got ready to move some ticked off bees.
Good neighbor clashing in purple and yellow
I like this photo of my husband with the smoker.
All I could think of as they handed one of the boxes over the fence was "NO E.T.! DON'T DIE!" It brought tears to my eyes (from laughing so hard).
The good neighbor and my husband first moved the good neighbors bees over to his property
The cows were very interested.
Sorry about the below photos. It was dark out and I was trying to stay as far as possible. Those were some angry bees.
The cows got stung, we watched as they ran and bucked away. Soon I wasn't even able to stand where I was, the bees were now after me!