This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Picked up a swarm today

I got a call from a spouse of a beekeeper that their bees had swarmed. The beekeeper was on a business trip and has not been able to divide. So the bees did the work for him and were up in a tree.

 The day was rainy so they were not going anywhere. I was able to bend the tree they were in over my 5 frame nuc. A quick shake of the tree put the bees in my box and on the tarp I had put down. Most of them were marching in the entrance when I left to go do other things.
 I will go to pick them up at dusk.