Sunday, October 25, 2009

Swarm Collectors Apprentice

Eric the Bee Guru phoned me last night to see if I would like to come and collect a swarm from a backyard down the road. Well OF COURSE I did.

So, armed with all the gear we went off this morning. The swarm was in a bush about 3 feet off the ground. We put a box under the bush, up on a chair and then I took a deep breath and gave the branch a jolt and they all fell into the box. We put the lid mostly on, and will go back tonight to pick them up when all the scouts have come back.

There would have been photos but I was so excited I forgot the camera. The nice man whose backyard we were removing the bees from had the video camera out, but I felt a bit silly asking for some photos for my blog.

I can't believe how easy that was!

1 comment:

Rhonda Jean said...

Hello Duckie! we had a swarm in our backyard this spring. It was very exciting and interesting when the bee man came with his boxes and smoker. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with the birds and bees at your place.