Opened the hive to check for swarm cells – to see if that’s why we had a swarm like moment yesterday. Found some.
My bees are flying in a swirling tornado shape and there are lots of them. My first thought is, ‘It’s a swarm’. By the time I got home they had all crawled back into the hive, with a number ‘bearding’ the outside of the hive. What is this? A swarm or not a swarm or something else? Photos and video attached.
I finally got to have a hive after years of waiting until I had the resources and space to do so. This page is the record of my bee keeping. Hopefully interesting, helpful, educational and amusing. Hopefully not amusing because I’ve made an awful blunder that puts me up for a Darwin award or the […]
Worm bins are a great place to put all your scrap food that you can’t put into your normal compost. A worm bin will handle meat and other food products that you wouldn’t normally have in a green type bin. Worm bins can be as simple as a couple of tyres stacked one on top […]