9/13/10

Roberta finds a mighty big swarm


LA Backwards Beekeeper Roberta writes:

We got a call from LaCanda about a swarm. The homeowner said it was on her fence and looked like the state of Texas. When I got there, I was a little shocked. Shaped like Texas and texas sized!!


I'd never seen such a big swarm, could have been 10 lbs (but I'm exaggerating a little). I could barely fit all of them into the box.


I brought them to Sam and we decided to let them leave the box on their own since there were just too many bees! They were also kind of grumpy so we added some brood with the hope that they'd calm down and make a queen with the brood and eggs.


If they don't move into the hive soon, we're going to have to make them. I don't think it will be much fun but Sam looks ready!

—Roberta

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