July 6th, 2017
At the Laurel Creek Outdoor Ed. Centre, we had a swarm of bees move into a wall on our deck. We tried to be tricky and coax them out, but after a few weeks, decided that a more direct approach was best.
After opening the wall, we found quite a large hive, with perhaps 15,000 bees. We cut out the honeycomb, and set up the bees in an empty hive. The queen is happy, and laying eggs her new home.
Thanks to my friends Al and Alex for helping out! No one got stung.