I asked if either one of them wanted to 'suit up' and help me out. I could have gotten them by myself as I have many times. But sometimes, people think it's an adventure to help. It is! So this is the Director of Purdue Technology in our town, helping me get a swarm of honeybees that were in his back yard.
I was going to shake the limb of bees into the box, but after thinking about it a little bit, and after he showed me that the bees were coming out of his house! (he has a bigger problem than a swarm of bees as he really does have bees coming in and out of his house) I decided to to cut the branch rather than shake it. I didn't want the bees to fly back into the house. Plus, I could reach the branch on the bottom, pull it down, and reach it on the top!
You shake the bees out of the cardboard nuc box into the hive...and hope they stay.
Come on swarm calls!!!
JV - everyone there has my number, right?!?!!!!