they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Monday, September 25, 2006

honey, next time, let's use our shop vac

we had a little bee problem. this is where the bees were getting in. we had used wood putty to fill the hole, but the bees found a way through. so, we called this bee keeping company.

the company representative came out to take a look. his first plan of action was to duct tape the suction end of a shop vac to our house.

there he is, explaining that the shop vac gets the bees mad and makes them come out of the hole.

once the vac had done its magic, he used a crowbar to remove the cedar shakes. go get 'em!


he put gloves on for this part because he said he could tell the bees were angry by the way they were flying. he didn't want to get stung. although, he left his bee keeper suit in the van, which made me kind of mad because the pictures would have been way cooler if he had put it on.

he found the hive here. it probably had 2,000 bees in it. and lots of larva.

he kept using that shop vac.

and there it is. the hive on the ground. and also some siding and insulation.

he put on a hoodie to protect his arms. nick suggested it.

and here is the hole in our house sans bee hive. so, for $650.00 we got rid of the bees by the professional methods of a shopvac, a crowbar and a $42 can of smoke.


i'm thinking about taking bee keeping up on a freelance basis.

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4 Comments:

  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger "The D" said…

    If you tell me the bee company dudes name is "Honey" I will literaly poop my pants.

     
  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    Are you sure you don't live in Oklahoma? That sure looks like how they'd do things down here!!

     
  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger jessgottlieb said…

    was there honey to be had? Bee keeping looks cool, and the bee pollen is supposed to be really healthy. BUt check to see what the zoning laws are in your area. Some kid in the north burbs of Chicago wanted to keep bees and the neighbors threw a fit. I think bee keeping might be restricted in residential areas...

     
  • At 9:06 AM, Blogger Lindsay said…

    i don't want to be a homeowner i've decided. :)

     

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