Thursday, October 15, 2015

Swarming part 2

 This is the final cluster before Andrew was able to come home and catch it before they took off.
 Capturing the swarm

 These were rehomed to a lady who lives around the corner, and are doing well so far.  We had another swarm yesterday, so we had to borrow an empty hive, but this lot don't seem too happy right now.  Fingers crossed they settle down.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


 I could hear a lot of bee activity a little while ago, and I have watched as the bees have become thick over the backyard.
 I hope they stay on our block!
 Andrew installed a new (empty) hive last weekend, so a swarm would hopefully find it.  Fingers crossed!

Olive trees dripping with bees