USS Midway Flightdeck
I had previously visited the USS Midway to see the enormously interesting museum exhibits, historic aircraft, and take the audio tour with my nephew.
When my phone rang first thing one morning in July, the aircraft carrier was not on my mind. I was still in bed, it had been a busy few days, and I didn't want to rush off somewhere to collect another swarm. I thought about letting it go to voicemail and calling them back later. This is always risky because often by the time I call back they've found someone else.
However I did answer, it was the head maintenance officer from the USS Midway Museum. They had a small swarm of bees on the flightdeck of the aircraft carrier.
I got my equipment together, making sure to take my camera, and drove down to where it's moored in San Diego.
Often in such cases I use a modified vacuum cleaner to remove a swarm quickly, but alive. For this type of removal a beesuit is not usually necessary. However it occurred to me that there aren't many opportunities to have a photo taken, in a beesuit, on the flighdeck of a famous aircraft carrier. Here it is!