A ledger of activities in my apiary: problems, outcomes and information for me to look back on for decision making processes.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Another swarm call-out
Today I finally got a call from the local neighborhood of a swarm in a backyard. I arrived to find a small swarm clinging to a low branch. I placed the basket under it and clipped the branch and wah-lah it was done. Or so I thought. As I waited for the flying bees to collect in the basket, they decided that the chain link fence was better. I tried brushing them into the basket but no luck.. It was back home to get the Bee Vac. Most of the bees had left the basket for the fence so I just decided to vac them all up. Half an hour later they were secure and off I went to put them in my hive. Watch Video: http://youtu.be/-Fto8C2HGwg. That's four hives now where I had none earlier. Later