Your bee rescue hotline at work: Silver Lake

Thomas in Silver Lake called the Bee Rescue Hotline about a nice little swarm hanging from a canvas canopy in front of his house.

First I gave them a few sprays of sugar water. Then I put a ladder underneath, set a nuc box on top of the ladder, and brushed the swarm gently to drop them onto the box.

Thomas' son found this all very interesting.

It took only a few minutes for the swarm to move into the box and start fanning to show the hive where the new home was.