Wednesday 16 May 2012

Scouting parties

Interesting turn of events for one of my bait hives, having just visited a possible swarm (sadly in a cavity so not able to retrieve) I placed the box on the patio table with the intention of putting it away later.

Next day when helping out in the bee tent get a text to say bees are going in and out of the bait box.

Later when I get home Jonathan insisted we suit up and go for a look. Nothing in there but hopefully they are happy with the accommodation.

Monday saw even more bees probably 50+ at times all around the hive, also doing what look like orientation flights.

Quick update bees in and out every day since Sunday could be only a matter of time I'll keep you informed.

1 comment:

  1. Dave
    That all sounds excellent. Could you be the first DaDBeeP member to get some bees for free this season? It hopefully signals the beginning of swarming in this region. Keep up the good work!