Swarms all over this year
This is the beautiful swarm we collected from the allotment.
Just thinking how to collect it without too much disturbance
Its a four person job.
One to hold the collecting box, one to cut the branch, one to lower the branch with bees into the box and of course someone to document the occassion
Leaving now to catch the stragglers as they are guided in
Then simply place them into one of our new Warre hives
What a well behaved swarm - job well done