To Bee Continued…

After last weeks non-swarm it seems that perhaps we intervened too early in the process because yesterday the same hive decided to go for it again. The mass of bees was much larger and there wasn’t the same hum of bees in flight – Well not until Dave started to brush them off into a bucket anyway.

After relocating the swarm to their new box Dave decided to check on the other hive to see if there was any activity and sure enough there was another swarm gathered in some brambles there too. These bees are a lot more ”feisty” as Dave put it so I didn’t get in so close.

So now we have four hives on the go and are looking forward to lots of tasty honey this year.

Below is a series of photos of Dave transferring the first swarm into a bucket from an apple tree in the orchard that Dave and Rosie planted about 6 years ago. Cutting the tree down wasn’t an option this time!

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3 thoughts on “To Bee Continued…

  1. Hi Chris, I am really enjoying your posts about Middle Ruckham Farm. After some lovely emails with Rosie, I’ve arranged a WWOOF placement with them in October…sounds like a long way off but I can’t wait! It’s great to see pictures and hear about what sort of things they get up to. It sounds like you’re having a wonderful time. Many thanks and I look forward to more updates 🙂

    • Happy to hear you’ve enjoyed my posts and they’ve helped connect you with a WWOOF placement. October will come round fast and I’m sure you’ll have a great experience here. The autumn colours as the trees start dropping their leaves should be lovely that time of year.
      Thanks for following my journey and I look forward to reading about yours.

      Peace and blessings,
      Forest

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