The Purrfic Ranch Hands!
"The Jackalope Den" - Project #1
Believe it or not this space will be a guest house! It is a retired 1985 Motor Home. The Captains chairs that were once the seating for the driver and passenger are now removed. Next step is to pull out the steering wheel.
The old refrigerator wasn't working. So it was pulled out and college dorm size unit was put in its place. The spot above will turn into a coffee/tea station.
And the old stinky love seat / bar-in-back hide-a-bed has been removed.
Bee Removal behind Fascia
Very aggressive hive. Homeowners only noticed it for the past three weeks but this hive had been there much longer. The end fascia was removed and we pulled out enough brood to wire into 5 deep frames, the comb was dark, letting us know they have been there sometime. When the hive was moved to our apiary it was so defensive that we went ahead and split it in hopes to give them a slight attitude adjustment. I normally don't recommend doing that this time of the year, but these bees left me no choice. AHB is more manageable in smaller hives and the queens will be replaced in early Spring. Note the entrance of the hive ran between the bricks and the wood board, just behind the PVC tubes.
An old abandoned Jacuzzi on a piece of property was needed to be taken to the dump. Unfortunately a hive a bees needed to be removed first. The hive took over a third of the Jacuzzi.
Teamed up with my aunt, Christine Stockwell, this evening on a bee removal that had been living in the roof of this house for three years. Since Christine is taller than me she got the job of pulling combs and took a Honey bath. Later we ran to get mountain dews and she had just put a small pine sol bottle in my trucks cup holder, she says to me “be careful don’t accidentally drink this”. Getting out of my truck she grabs the bottle, and takes a sip, Spitting it out immediately. Ugh yuck! She says it made her tongue feel a little numb but on the bright side she has pine fresh breath.