Monday, 15 June 2015
A difficult swarm
I dealt with a difficult honey bee swarm this afternoon. It had formed up under my hedge at the base of a hawthorn and a fence post. This was not going to be an easy job of shaking it into a box. I got myself kitted up and scooped as many bees as I could into the swarm box. There are still lots of bees outside the box and when I last checked on them, at about 8pm, they were still bunched up together on the trunk, not willingly heading for the entrance to the box. I hope I caught the queen. I'll get a better idea at 10pm when I hope to put the swarm into a new hive.