Active bees

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The bees from our “new” hive in the front swarmed twice the last two weeks.  I don’t know much about beekeeping, really, but it seems like it is very late in the spring.

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This time, we had friends over to watch and to help.

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Mark and our friend are so calm working with the bees. You can watch them here.

4 thoughts on “Active bees

  1. seeker July 3, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    OMG, those bees flying all over the place. Did you get to see the Queen Bee? Pictures? Honey?

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela July 3, 2013 / 8:50 pm

      Hello Seeker. Yes they did get the queen, that’s why they were able to take the swarm to their new home (hive.) When you transfer them like this, they are very protective of the queen, very hard to see, and also very dark and crazy in there in this temporary box. Much easier is to look for the queen once they are settled and have made some combs in their new hive. So, no pictures of her this time. But I have a photo of a queen on one of my first posts about our bees. No honey from here. These bees swarmed to this tree and they don’t make combs here, it’s just a transitional spot until they find a place to settle. In this case, we helped by getting them a real nice hive, ready for them. You get the honey from an already settled hive. Not a swarm. Lots of fun!

      • seeker July 3, 2013 / 8:59 pm

        I hope they will settle down soon. If I search Queen bee, will that direct me to the post? How do I find it? Thank you.

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