a swarm of bees!
I had just made some lunch and we went to sit out in the sunshine when i spotted this dangling from a tree in the chicken orchard…
The bees swarm in order to find a new home. They surround the queen and wait til all bees are present and correct. At this stage we intervene and suggest they should go and live in a hive we have been preparing for them!
The bees are sedate at this stage they have previously gorged on honey before they set off on their expedition so therefore they are quite easy to handle. We literally snapped off the branch they were clinging to and gently lowered them into a box. We carried them over to the new hive and let them into their new home. Simple. Hopefully they will like their new hive and settle in!
- 8 Jun, 2008
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