Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Buzzing ....

At long last Mr C's bees have decided to swarm.  It looked like there were a lot of bees flying around, but they soon settled down into the rowan tree at the front of our house.  He had a terrible job getting them out of the tree as it has several branches and a large clump of mistletoe in it.

After last year I have now got used to them and they are very interesting little creatures.  Do not think I will ever want to become a beekeeper as it is lots of work.

Loved the smell of the smoke from his puffer, which he had to resort to to get them out of the tree and into his cardboard box.  Once collected up they were returned to the hive where they will  hopefully settle down again.

There is still another hive which might swarm so shall have to keep a watchful eye when Mr C is not in.

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