Monday, May 16, 2011
Swarms in unusual places
We constructed a device from a snow shovel a piece of carpet and a sheet. I slid it under the bees and used another construction of a telescopic paint pad with cardboard taped to it to dislodge the bees.
After an hour most of the bees were in the basket and were covered in a sheet and transported to their new site. They were introduced to a hive the next morning as it was late by the time I got them home.
They are doing well and will be passed to a new beekeeper just beginning in beekeeping.