Last Sunday I went to the Backwards Beekeepers meeting at Farmlab to reconnect with the peeps and spread the word that my bees had absconded and was in the lookout for a swarm. The meeting is always a lot of fun and a great opportunity to relearn that a little sugar water spray is the best way to deal with them bees in a swarm trapping situation.
The next morning the call came from a lady in North Hollywood—no relation to anybody in the club, heard about me through the grapevine—bees were nesting in the back bumper of her minivan!
So she DROVE THEM TO MY DOOR in Silver Lake, where after an application of said sugar water, we got them into a bucket and then into the recently empty beehive.
ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE INDEED!