We didn’t have a fish.
So we improvised.
We used tuna… Bumblebee of course.
So this should be pretty simple. Put out the ‘fish’, watch the bees go for the fish, follow the bees to their home – then we could plan our attack.
Here is the first chunk of tuna we put out.
I cleverly used the lid as a sorta of serving dish.
We watched… and waited….
My observant wife noticed that the bees were simply drinking the tuna-flavored water.
To correct their behavior we removed the lid – this time using a leaf as the serving dish.I couldn’t just toss it on the ground – that’s simply barbaric.
And we watched… and waited again. No activity.
So we moved the tuna leaf to another location.
And we watched… and waited…
My wife wandered off to water things in the yard, I popped open a cold one and sat in a chair.
And watched… and waited…
And then… they came.
A couple at a time, the bees would work quickly to break away a small piece. Sure enough, holding their precious little piece of tuna tightly, they would lift off. Wobbly and overburdened they head out toward the back yard.
Now all we had to do was follow the bee right back to their lair.
Ok, so …have you ever tried to track a bee laden with tuna?
We have millions of bees.
We still don’t know where they live.
The party is tomorrow.
We have just begun to feed these bees, who were already quite enamoured with our yard.
Hopefully this has improved their mood.