To bee or not to bee? That was the question. You see, a buzzing phalanx of industrious, sting-ey little bees moved into a nook in the roof of my house. My pregnant wife, in full-on nesting mode, was alarmed. The bees had to go.
I consulted the Oracle of Google where I was directed to contact Beeswild Bee Savers. I made the call and spoke with none other than the Beeswild. Local and dedicated to saving the life of bees. Cool.
It’s strange to say, but the morning I spent with them, the German bee people, was fascinating, educational, and hugely entertaining. They kept me informed about every phase of the project, pausing often to educate me about bee behavior and some of the science behind the hive that we were decimating.
I even got to don a nifty bee-keeper hat (smelled like honey) and hang out near the work.
When the big slabs of honeycomb, dripping with fresh local honey started coming out of my house, I was a wide-eyed kid seeing a new wonder of the world for the first time. The precise geometry of the combs, the wonderfulness of the delicate honey, and the coordination of the hive were astonishing to see up close. It was a darn shame to remove such beauty, and I could tell that the Beeswild people feel the same way, but they are not destroying, the resettle and create them a safe habitat! That’s just amazing!
The service from Beeswild was fantastic. The usual stuff you hope for from a service provider was all there. Smooth scheduling, straightforward communication, honesty, and top-notch work performed by true professionals.The best of all: it was free of charge!
Bottom line, Beeswild did a great job. They took care of the hive beautifully with minimal damage to my house. They were a joy to work with, and I walked away from the experience excited and more educated about honey bees. Highly recommended.
Ah, have to mention, I donated them $350 for new apiaries, the least I could do to be grateful!