In the last couple of weeks I have seen two swarms fly over my house, today while working in the garden, I heard that distinctive sound of a swarm approaching, and they seemed to be settling in the trees behind my house. I nipped out the back gate and saw them landing in a scrub … Continue reading Free Bees!
I had a very busy day today, 9 hours spent doing beekeeping. I did an inspection on the new apiary at Lytchett Minster, and am happy to report that the queens are going great guns, with wall to wall brood on 9 frames already, so supers added. I also set up a new apiary, again … Continue reading A busy (BUZZY) day
I Removed a feral colony from a hollow tree today - all safely re-homed. The home owner wanted them gone as they were becoming a nuisance.
First swarm of the year for me (I was offered one a week or so ago, but being invalided at the time, could not get it). It was a bit awkward, sat on both sides of a trellis, close up to a green house. I used a dustpan and brush, swept up as many as … Continue reading First Swarm of the Year