Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bee swarm in a box

We have been waiting for our strongest hive to swarm,  and they finally did today.  We found the swarm on one of the bushes near the front hives. 

Unfortunately the new top bar hive we had waiting to receive them was not assembled yet,  and as I was assembling it I discovered a missing piece.  So....  No spare hive!

Instead,  I built a temporary hive out of a cardboard box and the extra top bars.   To protect from the rain we raised it up and put a table over it.  That should hold them till the missing piece arrives.

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