Saturday, May 16, 2015

feral hive swarmed

So this morning I was helping my wife in the house getting ready for the new living room rug we purchased.  About 11:am I went and checked the feral hive as I knew it was about to swarm.  When I got there, the bees were tumbling out of the hive already and my preparation to catch them (in my hive catch sac) leaving the hive went up in smoke. Nothing to due but sit and watch.  They began to settle in my plumb tree at the very top but soon came down to within reach from my 6' ladder. They had spread themselves out on 3 different branches but after 3 try's I finally got the queen in my catch basket and deposited them all in my new Blue
hive.  Hopefully, they will stay.

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