When I got to work this morning, there was a carton with 18 fresh eggs on my desk for me. Sometimes I buy eggs from Mrs. Howard (the beekeeper) so I emailed her to ask her how much I owed her for them. She replied, "Not a dime. You saved the day yesterday. If you hadn't noticed the swarm and let me know we would have lost half the colony. I was able to call in another beekeeper friend of mine and we caught them and have started another box to accommodate the separate group!" Later she emailed me pictures of the swarm up in the branches of the pine tree and the friends in their gear who helped capture them. When I saw her later on in the day I thanked her for the eggs and she said it was "the very least I could do in return for you saving the bees"!
|Omelets for dinner tonight!|