Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New bee colony settling in

hive June 14

The honeybee swarm I collected yesterday went into a hive last night. I checked it this morning and it appears to have settled down well. There was quite a bit of traffic in and out of the hive entrance and it was noticeable that the bees were removing bits of leaves that had been on the floor of the hive. Cleaning the hive is always a good sign. We won't get honey from this hive this year. Next year however, it should produce a crop.

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