Thursday, 1 July 2010

swarm

The hive beside our house decided to swarm the other day, the noise was tremendous, like a hurricane..Bees flying everywhere. Literally the whole sky above the house became this mass of darting shapes seemingly flying at random...

Unlike some beekeepers i like it when they swarm as it is their way of reproducing, and i get to have another hive!


Gradually this vast cloud of bees began to coalesce around our lovely old golden delicious apple tree beside the house. Of course the bees decided to go waaay up to the top of this tree..

So after finding a nice long ladder, banging together an emergency hive we started to work.



and in they go, thanks George for all the great shots you took, and your calm demeanor, always have a buddhist photographer nearby when you're doing this sort of thing!