Sunday, 23 June 2013

Another swarm

bee hives June 13 2

Just when I thought the swarming was over, on Friday another appeared. This time it was on the hedge, rather than in a tree. Capturing it was therefore relatively easy. I was able to drop most of the swarm into the swarm box in the early afternoon but left it overnight as we had too much on in the evening. We came back at 5.30am and rehoused the swarm in a hive - this is now our 10th. It stands alongside the other new hive and the weaker hive (though it is now looking stronger) at the bottom of the herb garden (see photo above).

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