Monday, July 15, 2013

2013-05-31: Swarmiversary

I was at my desk at work and the phone rang.  I picked it up and it was my mother calling to tell me that they had spotted a swarm in the honey suckle 10 feet from the bee yard.  I was unable to leave work at that time and so they tried to catch it, but as I did not have a easy to use swarm kit ready, they had to resort to knocking some bees into a box with a few frames and hoping for the best.  But, they flew the coop an hour or so later so they probably did not get the queen.

Oh well.  Not sure which hive through it.

Interestingly, my mother checked her notes and we had a swarm just a few days earlier the previous year.  I need to keep this in mind next year.

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