Witney revisited- our first unassisted swarm capture and our third colony.

Harry and I returned to the swarm site in Witney and this time they were there. They had revisited the their bush and were huddling around a very thick branch. We eventually managed to saw the branch off and place it into our box. The stragglers began to attach to a smaller branch, and so we cut this branch and waited for as many bees as possible to settle here, before placing it into a box. we were very pleased that there were very few flying bees left when we left. We drove the 6 miles or so to Shilton and carefully transferred the bees to a waiting warre hive. They seemed very happy with their new home, although I did notice 3 or 4 small groups of bees preening eachother and seemingly discussing what they thought about their new surroundings. We hope that our 3 colonies will prosper in their new location.  Below are 3 photos from today.

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About melvin56

passionate about bees, permaculture and biodiversity.....and plymouth Argyle F.C.
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One Response to Witney revisited- our first unassisted swarm capture and our third colony.

  1. Paul says:

    Harry appears to be pondering a move in a game of chess!

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