Just got home from picking up two nucs in Amish country about an hour from me. The truck from Massachusetts was delayed and rather than go home & come back at the crack my friend & I opted to hang out & wait. We debated about whether it was better to install tonight vs. tomorrow or in mother day or two…and I went for it tonight.
I have to say, in spite of flashbacks to @Cowgirl’s nighttime inspection incident, it went pretty smoothly. Until the very end. When I crouched down to check the entrance reducer, I got stung through my suit where it was taut across my leg…and my pant leg popped out of my boot
Three or four bees raced up inside right when I stood up, some over my clothes & some under, causing the odd predicament of wondering where it would be less awful to be stung - neck, or crotch?
Amazingly, the only sting I got was the one through my suit. With the others crawling around on my leg, neck and bum, I walked v e r y s l o w l y to my back door, flipped the outside light on, and stood stock still for about five minutes. The guards still flying around me went to the light, so then I gingerly removed my suit & pants, and managed to step inside with no further hassles…
Guess I’ll be off to bed now, so I can wake up & enjoy the sight of bees in my yard once again!