Monday 9 July 2012

Bees on the move!

New Cell in Mytholmroyd

Having collected a number of swarms over the last month or so we're in the happy position of having more bees than we can cope with at the moment.  So it's been decided to loan a colony to the newly-formed Mytholmroyd cell based at Red Acre allotments. Being more than three miles away this is a straightforward move for the bees.

The bees were closed up on Saturday evening ready for the move on Sunday morning.

Loading the hive into Mari's car.

Red Acre is a great site for bees with a open, southern aspect and lots of forage nearby - especially Himalayan balsam, although some of the allotment holders seemed less than enthusiastic about this!

Arriving at Red Acre.

Th Red Acre cell has created an excellent apiary site - fenced for security with a 
wood-chip floor making it easy to move around the hive.

John setting up the hive.

Finishing touches.  
As soon as everything was set up Radhe opened the entrance and 
the bees quickly emerged to explore their new surroundings.
Radhe releasing the bees.
Carol. Sue, Mari, Radhe and Frances.
We wish the Mytholmroyd cell much joy and great success in their new endeavour!


  1. and thank you to Mari, Alan and John for delivering the hive to Mytholmroyd...we are very pleased to have them here.....just need some sunshine now!

  2. I know you know what you are doing but I cannot get my head round a hive of bees in the back of your car!! Great job. I'm sure the bees will be very happy and I have fingers crossed for sunshine. Axxx