You see, the thing is this ..... no hang on, I'll say at the end.
We were there for several hours as we observed the inspections - my colleague taking a greater part in the process while I took photos. I was very quickly nicknamed ...The Lassie with the camera. We were congratulated on our calm manner 'especially as we were novices' and all I could think of was the retreating back of the bloke who'd been stung. He was a loud, animated and full of jovial banter - may be the bees🐝 had heard all his stories before.
It was an interesting day - full of new folk, new stories, new skills to learn and we have been invited to go back - so we obviously did not disgrace ourselves!
Oh - yes, so what was I going to tell you at the beginning?
I am rather allergic to bees............................. 🐝🐝