Thursday 20 June 2013

First swarm of the year

On Monday morning bees swarmed from a top-bar kept Marion's garden so John and I went over there to help her collect it.   The swarm was on shrub adjoining the road and so was very accessible.  

After a bit of skilful gardening they easily dropped into the collecting box and after half an hour on an outspread sheet were ready to go - with only a few stragglers left behind. 

 John and I delivered them to the allotment where they were transferred into a Warré hive.

1 comment:

  1. Brave, valiant bee keepers! Here's one big cheer for you all from me. Axxx