Here is Nicole's sketch:
The next is the story of the photos. One day I was sitting in my scrappy room and I noticed what looked like a bunch of insects flying around a bush in our backyard. Now this bush is probably 30 yards from me. I am not sure what else could be flying around except bees, so I go outside to inspect and lo and behold it is bees and they are obviously making a home in this bush. Here is a close up of them.
I was a little freaked, but after doing some research, I decided to call a local bee keeper to come and relocate the bees. We were able to stand pretty close and watch since the bees were focused on him! Like he said, "they are going to be mad at me!" since he was the one disturbing them. The bee keeper, Paul, let me take the photos and actually asked that I send him copies of them. When I emailed them to him, he was able to confirm that he had indeed gotten the queen and was able to successfully relocate the new hive. It was a very fascinating process to watch him remove them and catch them. I also learned quite a bit about bees and the how and why they start new colonies.
HAPPY HONEY HUGS!