Farmlab gets bees

Downtown LA's Farmlab hosted last Sunday's Backwards Beekeepers meeting, and the turnout and enthusiasm were strong.

Yesterday Kirk returned the favor by delivering a healthy dose of feral bees to Farmlab. Here's the story:

The dollhouse in which the swarm took refuge:

The swarm lure Kirk used to encourage the bees to stick around:

The bees inside the dollhouse:

Trooping into the nuc box:

A moat of water to deter ants:

A bucket of Tanglefoot as yet another defense against ants:


Kirk, triumphant: