|A spiral of ground bee larvae and their older nurse bee sister.|
I'd been told about them during a trail ride where we spotted a colony of them and they were every bit as ferocious as I imagined. They didn't wait to see if Jack was a threat and went ahead and assaulted him. We ran for the house, regrouped and prepared our arsenal: bug killer, a bucket, a shovel, matches and a bee smoker.
|Getting the smoker good and smokey.|
|The Queen Bee. Twice the size as everyone else and just as unhappy to be out in the light. Sorry girl, but you had to go.|
|A sisterly nurse bee trying to keep her younger, grubbier sisters safe. Sorry girls!|
(Get it? Hahaha).