Thursday, 31 May 2012

A swarm in May

My mum called us at 8 last night to say that they'd just collected a swarm of bees - so we raced over to their beehives to watch them introduce the bees to one of their empty hives...

My dad emptied the bees onto a white sheet which slopes upwards into the hive- the bees are supposed to automatically start walking upwards - don't know why..

A few of them started going into the hive and then the rest followed in a very organised fashion - no pushing or arguing!

Within about half an hour nearly all the bees were inside - job done!

 (Junior beekeepers!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing... that was amazing to see.