Tuesday, 11 July 2017


bee swarm July 17

On Thursday morning we took delivery of our new bees. To my amazement, when I returned in the afternoon, I found a swarm on the hedge.

swarm box July 17

I was able to capture the swarm in a swarm box and then rehouse it in a spare hive.

bee hives Jul 17 2

When we first agreed to buy the bees, one hive and one nuc were on offer. Ian and Sue, from whom we were buying the bees, decided to split the hive as it was rather large. The expectation therefore was that we were getting three colonies for the price of two. We have ended up with four instead. Not bad!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a good deal! Maybe the heat contributed to their swarming. That's been my experience, anyway.