- Nov 10, 2008
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- Maesteg South Wales
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nice1, made me feel better about loosing a couple earlier this year, some people cant leave aloneCalled to a swarm yesterday (7th so far this year = none mine i hasten to add!!)
The man reporting said he knew they were bees as he was an entomologist- and he wasn't wrong. They ware low in a tree- but nasty. I suggested he go inside as they were chasing us - but he wanted to watch - but after he was stung twice he retreated
I dropped them all in a box, left it on its side with a small gap for access to stragglers. They were fanning well so I left them to go in at their own pace to collect later.
When I returned in the evening,my dear friend, the entomologist had opened the box wide- and the bees were nowhere to be seen. If they go back into his tree- they are all his!!!
If ever I'm in the Sussex area . Haven't been to Sussex since my elder son read physics at Sussex Uni.If ever you are in the Sussex area, John.......
Mine was a hinged box from Wilkinsons - but the similarity ends there. I usually take a big cardboard box- but have given them away with swarms in and i dont get them back