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Friday, 26 June 2009

Ripley's Beelieve it or Not!

As unbeelievable as this sounds...we landed another bee swarm! This one is twice as large as last weeks - enough for two supers of bees. And what super bees they are - settling in nicely and already busy at work. They arrived in what appeared to be a big, black cloud. Here they are forming what looks like a beard of bees on the front of the empty hive which was set out to lure them to land.

There are a LOT of bees.

We will head out to the apiary later this evening with the hive when they have
all returned home from their day's work. This way no one gets left behind.
Exciting stuff but...I am supposed to be quilting...right?


  1. Better in your yard than mine!

    I'm curious, what causes bees to swarm? Too small of hive? Improper care?

  2. Thank you for answering my questions in an email. I have tried to respond several times, but they emails keep coming back with a delivery error.

    I wanted you to know that I appreciated your response. :o)

  3. It's so nice to see the swarms coming in - after all the reports we've heard in the news of bees dying off.

  4. I heard about you & your Bees from Diane Shink. When I look at your pictures today I think of the Martha show I saw last week,very interesting. Back to quilting...
    Love the look of the handwork on the lighthouse. Would love to make a wallhanging. I already have the NS tarten.
    Keep the juices flowing or is it honey!!!!