Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Take Two

The huge swarm from Monday spent only about 18 hours in the box we caught them in, and then they did this:
Fortunately they landed somewhere reasonably accessible, and last night we went through the whole "catch the swarm" routine again. This time they have a bit more room, and some honey and brood taken from the hive they originally left, to encourage them to stay in the new hive.

I didn't sleep well last night; too many bees in my head both waking and sleeping.

As of this minute, they are still in the hive, although I can't get close enough to get a good picture. I hope it means they are going to settle down. I think I've done enough swarm-catching for now!

1 comment:

  1. plug up the doorway!!
    your poor head, i sympathise.