Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The first swarm of the year

bee swarm June 15 1

We had our first bee swarm of the year today. I spotted it in the fruit cage so I had to rush back home, get the smock and swarm box and return to the allotment. It was one of the easiest swarms I have collected. One shake and it was in the swarm box. I left it on the ground for a few hours to let the few bees that did not drop into the box find their way into it. This evening, I put the swarm into a new hive.

bee swarm June 15 2

bee hives June 15

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