Grabbing a swarm in Glassell Park

We got a call to the Bee Rescue Hotline about a swarm in a bougainvillea bush. Amy and I headed up there and met Margot, her husband Ben, and their son Casey. They were psyched to learn about why bees swarm and how a hive works.

We gave the swarm a couple of quick sprays with sugar water, then nudged them into a nuc box. They were as calm as could be.

This swarm is now in our yard and so far, seems inclined to stick around. Foragers are bringing in food, which always seems like a good sign.