Bees try to move in to our office space.
We called www.tattooedbeekeeper.com and he came right over. He explained that he believed these bees were looking for "new digs" and that once the started to get settled in, he could relocate them. By the end of the day, they were quite the colony on the back of the office. See last two photos. Fortunately, he was able to come back out and on Friday late afternoon, he was able to vacuum all those bees and take them away. See last photo.
You see, he explained that the queen often breaks off from an overburdened hive and will look for a place to "resettle" and for whatever reason, 36 Palmettto was chosen. He does believe he got the queen though -- look at that cylinder, it is full and other bees are trying to get in. That means the queen is in there.
I have to give a great big THANK YOU, and a shout out to the tattooed beekeeper. He was fast, efficient, smart, and understanding. He also offered to set us up with a bee hive of our very own. I passed, as I can't get my husband or kids to clean the windows or mow the lawn, how could I get them to harvest honey!
Also included in this "gallery" is a picture of Lucas, our kitten. He is included by accident, but isn't he cute? Photo credit goes to Suzanne Conlon Wolar. Enjoy.