Bee Swarm

This is the first bee swarm of the year. I have never seen them this early in the year.

These are two images from yesterday when I arrived to inspect the problem which was a Honey Bee Swarm on the side of a building.

There are at least a 1000 bees in this swarm. It was late afternoon so I planned to do the swarm removal for the early morning.

I arrived this morning at 7:00 Am to do the removal. There was a lot more there than yesterday and they were all sitting there nice and calm.

I would say closer to 2000 bees. When I put them in the box I was surprised at how heavy they were. Almost dropped the box because it was so heavy.

Sealed them up and made my way to a beekeeper friend.

Yes I was stung twice.