Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Swarming Bees

Bees seem to be doing well this year. It was a really big deal that one hive survived the harsh Winter.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been dealing with one swarm after another.  My husband keeps going in and cleaning out burr comb and queen cells to try and reduce the swarming. I guess nature has something else in mind.
Surprisingly the last two swarms my husband caught seem to be doing well. We might be adding a third hive to the other two.
If you look at the photo you can see the swarm box used to catch a swarm of bees. We have a couple of frames in there and they are going in and out doing there thing.
I need to get a video of swarm catching.  As you can imagine it is quite exciting!


Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I don't know much about bees. Is a swarm hiveless bees?

Gail said...

Thanks for keeping bees. Lord knows we need an abundance of bees for the gift of pollination and that sweet honey.