Monday, April 19, 2010

Bee-witched, Bothered and Bee-wildered

My brother, who lives in Albuquerque, sent me a series of emails with some fascinating photos. With his permission and the permission of the people discussed, I'd like to share this with you.

This was the initial email from my brother Russ:

One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his a/c and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living in the ac duct work and when he turned it on they got sucked into the fan - breaking the fan . . .

When he opened the trailer doors the hive moved to a trailer parked at the neighboring Kenworth dealership. Joe ended up moving around 40 pounds of bees and set up 13 new hives in Bosque Farms!

 Note:he's wearing short sleeves - he had about 20 stings on his arms when he came back to work! Vince Valdez is the photographer at the Kenworth dealership.

This was taken the next day. Read more about it and see more pictures here. This and the other photos were taken by beekeeper Mike Kruchoski.


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