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Bees entering new home.


Bees entering new home.

Our bees swarmed this morning.
My husband rescued them from the apple tree and caught them in a skep.
This evening they are making their way into an empty hive next to their old home, so they didn't get far!!



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Wow amazing picture Wildrose, Gnarly_gnome another member on here keeps bees as well :-)

16 Jun, 2014

 

Oh wow! what a brilliant sight! I love bees and they fascinate me how they home into the hive. I think if I had been younger I would have kept bees, not now though too late to learn, memory would not retain the instructions on what and how to do it all. lol :O) but they are fascinating. :O)

16 Jun, 2014

 

How fantastic is that and so interesting too;0)

16 Jun, 2014

 

That's amazing! What an incredible pic. In the thumbnail I thought it was compost on a sheet! Mum, you're never too old to learn....a friend of mine has just retired and is now going to classes to learn how to keep Bees. She's not much younger than you! Fascinating!

16 Jun, 2014

 

What a fantastic sight, not something you would normally see. Wonderful - glad they didn't stray far.

16 Jun, 2014

 

Wow! Can I be a real know very little? Why do they swarm?

16 Jun, 2014

 

A Wow from me too..! I've never seen anything like this before,Chris,and like Scottish,I know nothing about bees,except they fly,buzz,sting,and make honey :o)Can we have a bit more info please?

16 Jun, 2014

 

John is the one who knows about bees but I will do my best here!

I think they swarm because of a natural instinct but the weather can also have an effect. They tend to swarm on very warm,thundery days. They take the queen with them but leave the makings of a new queen behind in the old hive.
Apparently a swarm of bees works really hard in their new home producing wax etc and has a real surge of energy - hopefully resulting in more honey!!!

If you have any more technical questions I shall ask John to come on here and he will answer them properly.

The bees are behind a high beech hedge in our garden which suits me fine!!

17 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you Chris,that is interesting..I didn't know any of this..nice,clear and simple,the latter being like me :o) x

17 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad they didn't go very far Chris my son is thinking of Bee keeping , did you know whole hives are being stolen to order it was on the news last night ,they are saying it must be experts that are taking them !

17 Jun, 2014

 

Thanks for the explanation - that's more than I knew yesterday. My great uncle Johnny used to keep bees but never bothered asking questions when I was young!

17 Jun, 2014

 

Oh my goodness, that's fascinating! Thanks for the extra information too.

22 Jun, 2014



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