That's what I kept reminding myself a couple of hours ago when I was reaching over my head and trying to shake a mass like this one (a swarm from 2013) into a cardboard box. Even in a full bee suit, that's not my idea of fun....and it didn't help that I could only find one of the gloves.
I don't know whether I got the queen or not. If I did, there's a chance. If I didn't...then we've lost our last hive. While Hubby was laid up last year we lost all but one of them.....and then a tree fell on that hive. Have I mentioned that 2014 was a really bad year?
Cross your fingers that my attempt at saving the bees was a success! While I wait to find out, I'm linking up to Farmgirl Friday and Simple Saturdays.